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2/23/2019 12:13:00 AM
4-H Volunteer Receives State Recognition
Tom Devine, of Newton, was awarded the South Central District Volunteer Award.
(Photo Courtesy Lincoln County 4-H)

Tom Devine, of Newton, was awarded the
South Central District Volunteer Award.

(Photo Courtesy Lincoln County 4-H)


April B. Dillon, 4-H Extension Agent
Lincoln County Cooperative Extension


LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Volunteers from Lincoln County attended the 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference February 1-3, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The delegation joined more than 190 4-H Volunteers from across North Carolina. While at the conference, delegates had the chance to participate in interactive workshops on topics ranging from robotics to social media, learn with others from across the state, as well as elect and install new officers for the North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association. During the conference, attendees celebrated and recognized 4-H Volunteer award winners and helped celebrate the achievements of those reaching new 4-H ACE levels.

4-H Volunteers who attending from Lincoln County were Tom Devine, Brenda Street, installed as South Central District Secretary for 2019 – 2020, Cynthia Matson, and Alyson Moore.



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Tom Devine, of Newton, was awarded the South Central District Volunteer Award. Devine serves as the Lincoln County 4-H Livestock Judging Coach. Devine not only teaches cattle, swine, sheep, and goats; he teaches life skills. The greatest impacts made by Devine include developing decision making and public speaking skills and increasing the confidence of our 4-H’ers. In two years, he has produced the state winning senior 4-H livestock judging team and state winning junior livestock judging individual.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide. For more information on the 4-H program in Lincoln County, please contact April Dillon, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent at april_dillon@ncsu.edu or 704-736-8458.

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