WILMINGTON — The 68th annual 4-H Electric Congress was held July 13-15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. One hundred-eighty 4-H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 54 counties attended the three-day event. Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use.
Grant Wise of Westfield received the first place territorial award for Duke Energy Carolinas and was also the State 4-H Project Record winner.
The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 232,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,563 adult and youth volunteers.