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Jefferson County 4-H’er competes at State 4-H Days

By Staff | Aug 1, 2014

4-H members from across the state of West Virginia enjoyed three days of learning, activities and fun as part of State 4-H Days from July 24-26.

Hosted by the West Virginia University Extension Office in Morgantown, activities included crafts, skill-a-thons an art show and writing exhibit, a robotics challenge, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) labs, extemporaneous speaking and a visual presentation competition. 4-H members who previously qualified at the County level were eligible to participate in the visual presentation competition.

Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld, a member of the Shenandoah Shamrocks 4-H Club of Jefferson County, competed and was awarded a blue ribbon for her presentation titled The Economics of Farm Markets: How Much “Green” Does It Take to Buy “Green.'” Ksusha also entered two original poems as part of the State 4-H Days writing exhibit.

The Shenandoah Shamrocks 4-H Club meets the second Monday of every month at the Ranson Senior Center. In addition to their 4-H project work, Club members are active in community outreach, including collecting donations of supplies for the Jefferson County Community Ministries food pantry and clothing closet and initiatives to support area homeless shelters and transitional housing programs.