Brooklyn Frizzell and Isaac Quillen represented Jackson County at N.C. 4-H Congress, which was held virtually this year.

This year’s event, held July 20-23, attracted more than 300 youth and adults representing 4-H programs across the state.

Conference delegates participated in general sessions, learned together in workshops, recognized award winners and elected state 4-H officers for the upcoming year.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization. An orgization spokesperson said it equips more than 262,200 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.

N.C. State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.

For more information about Jackson County 4-H call Heather Gordon, 4-H agent, 586-4009 or email heather_gordon@ncsu.edu.