Poise and preparation helped Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld of Harpers Ferry (Jefferson County) earn a first-in-state gold ribbon in the junior single division, leadership and citizenship category of the 4-H Visual Presentation contest held during the 2013 West Virginia University State 4-H Day competitions. The winning demonstration, "The Homeless in Jefferson County: I Can Make a Difference," was one of more than 100 illustrated talks presented to judges recently in Morgantown. 4-H members from 22 counties took part in the annual competition, which is organized by the WVU Extension Service. 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 Jefferson County office at 304-728-7413 to learn how to join 4-H.