Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nine North Carolina Youths Take Home Top Honors at National 4-H Congress in Chicago, December 1949

National 4-H Club Project Winners" from the December, 1949, issue of Extension Farm News, published by the Agricultural Extension Service at N.C. State University.

One of the highest honors that a 4-H club member can receive was recently awarded to nine young Tar heels shown above when they were declared winners in their respective projects at National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. This is a record number of national winners in any one year for North Carolina. Reading from left to right, the winner are, (top row) Margaret Lee Stevens, Wayne County, winner in food preparation; Joan Penland, Clay, recreation and rural arts; Pauline Howe, Gaston, home improvement; (middle row) Wesley Manning, Pitt, farm safety; Evelyn Waugh, Surry, clothing; Ralph Brown, Iredell, health; (bottom row) Carolyn Miller, Iredell, girls' record; Doris Strickland, Halifax, canning; and Nancy Pritchett, Guilford, poultry.

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