Buckhannon resident takes top honors at State 4-H Day

Poise and preparation helped Katie Dickey of Buckhannon earn a first-in-state gold ribbon in the junior single division, small animal category of the 4-H Visual Presentation contest, which took place during the 2013 West Virginia University State 4-H Day competitions. The winning demonstration, “Not Your Ordinary Chickens and Eggs,” 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 Randolph County office at 304- 636-2455 to learn how to join 4-H.