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October 9, 2013

County 4-H members celebrate all week

BRENTWOOD — More than 6 million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week.

Rockingham County 4-H plans to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlight the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community.

“I have learned so much throughout my years as a 4-H’er and met so many people I never would have known. 4-H has shaped the person I am,” said Morgan King of Epping. “Next year, I will be attending the University of New Hampshire for music education. I know the work I’ve done in 4-H will help me in the future.”

County 4-H members kicked off National 4-H Week Sunday with a kayak trip at Odiorne State Park.

Rockingham County 4-H will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day today.

This year the experiment will be “4-H Maps and Apps.” The set of activities will turn young people into geospatial thinkers as they design and map their ideal park, use GIS mapping to solve community problems and contribute data about their community to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The week’s celebration continues tomorrow when 4-H members, family, friends, and alumni come together at Coppal House Farm to find their way through this year’s salamander-shaped corn maze.

4-H is the youth development program of the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. It is a community of young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. In Rockingham County, more than 400 4-H members and 100 adult volunteers and student interns are involved in 4-H through local clubs, after-school programs, state, and national events. For more information, contact the Rockingham County 4-H office at 679-5616 or visit http://extension.unh.edu/Programs/4-H.

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