Abigail Evans, 17, daughter of Leslie Brewer and Keith Evans of Walnut Cove, Rachel Brown, 18, daughter of Scott and Gina Brown of Walnut Cove, and Elizabeth Byers, 18, daughter of Ed and Susan Byers of Walnut Cove, were inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony at NC 4-H Congress on July 18.
Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4-H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities and project achievement. Less than one-half of 1 percent of North Carolina 4-H’ers are selected for membership each year. Members must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum of three years 4-H experience.
Brown and Byers are both attending North Carolina State University in the fall as freshman. Evans is a senior at Mevach Academy Homeschool. Brown has been active in the 4-H program for 8 years, Byers has been active in the 4-H program for 9 years, and Evans has been active in the 4-H program for 12 years.
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 239,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,700 adult and youth volunteers.