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Wayne 4-H members win awards

Aug. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

MORGANTOWN -- Three Wayne County 4-H members earned awards recently in the statewide 4-H Days competition organized by the West Virginia University Extension Service.

Chase Smith, Levi Napier and Ashlee Smith, all of Prichard, were each recognized by the judges.

Smith earned a first-in-state golf ribbon in the junior single division of the 4-H Public Speaking contest. His speech, "Brig. General Albert G. Jenkins," was one of more than 100 presentations.

Smith and Napier earned a first-in-state gold ribbon for their digital presentation. The illustrated talk, "Our Little Leather Shop," won the junior team division in the miscellaneous category.

Smith won the best illustrated talk in the junior single division, horse category of the 4-H Visual Presentation contest. His winning presentation was called "4 Easy Steps to Preparing Your Horse for a Show."

4-H is a world leader in developing youths to become productive citizens and catalysts for positive change to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society. Working through WVU Extension Service county offices, WVU sponsors 4-H Youth Development clubs and other educational activities in each of West Virginia's 55 counties. Contact the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at 304-272-6839 to learn how to join 4-H.

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