• Pictured, from left, is Mitchell County 4-H Agent Kaley Brown, Joshua Silver, Jesse Silver and Luke Silver, sons of Jonathan and Amanda Silver, of Spruce Pine, and Wayne Huddleston, account manager with Duke Energy. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
    Pictured, from left, is Mitchell County 4-H Agent Kaley Brown, Joshua Silver, Jesse Silver and Luke Silver, sons of Jonathan and Amanda Silver, of Spruce Pine, and Wayne Huddleston, account manager with Duke Energy. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

4-H delegation attends Electric Congress

A delegation from Mitchell County participated at the 71st annual 4-H Electric Congress July 10-12 at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. 

Nearly 200 4-H’ers, adult leaders and NC Cooperative Extension agents from 47 counties attended the three-day event. 

Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize electrical energy concepts, energy conservation and safety working with electricity. 

The 4-H electric program is one of the more 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. 

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