Rockingham County 4-H Delegation Attends 71st Annual Electric Congress

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A delegation from Rockingham County attended the 71st Annual 4-H Electric Congress July 10-12, 2018 at University of North Carolina Wilmington. The delegates that attended from Rockingham County were Lane Blankenship and Roy Blankenship.

Rockingham County 4-H was awarded the State 4-H Electric Program award. The award goes to the county that submits the top Group Electric Project Book. The Rockingham delegation also won the territorial award as the top county in the Duke Energy Progress service area.

4-H’ers, adult leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents from counties across NC attended the three-day event. Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize electrical energy concepts, conservation, and safe efficient use. The 4-H electric program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers. The 4-H program is the youth education program of N.C. 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.

Pictured from left are 4-H volunteer, Roy Blankenship, 4-Her Lane Blankenship with Wayne Huddleston, Account Manager with Duke Energy.