Sarah Thomas Honored at State 4-H Congress

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Chatham County 4-H Congress Delegates at State 4-H Presentation Finals. Pictured left to right:  Molly Carlson, Sarah Thomas, and Katelyn Batchelor. Sarah Thomas won Gold for her presentation "Judging to the Top" in the Livestock and Dairy category.

Chatham County 4-H Congress Delegates at State 4-H Presentation Finals. Pictured left to right: Molly Carlson, Sarah Thomas, and Katelyn Batchelor. Sarah Thomas won Gold for her presentation “Judging to the Top” in the Livestock and Dairy category.

Chatham County 4-Her Sarah Thomas of Snow Camp was honored twice during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 18-21, attracted 518 young people and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, and officer elections.

Thomas, 17, daughter of Donnie Thomas and Brenda Bullis, was inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-Her can achieve. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony held Saturday night, July 18th.

Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4-H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities and project achievement. Less than one-half of one percent of North Carolina 4-Hers are selected for membership each year. Members must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum of three years 4-H experience. Thomas has been active in the 4-H program for 12 years.

Thomas also won Gold in the 14- to 18-year-old division of the livestock and dairy production competition with a presentation about judging dairy cattle.

Congratulations to Sarah Thomas for her state Gold award and induction into the NC 4-H Honor Club!

Sarah Thomas, pictured with parents Ms. Jean Bullis and Mr. Donnie Thomas, during the candlelight tapping ceremony for induction into the NC 4-H Honor Club.

Sarah Thomas, pictured with parents Ms. Jean Bullis and Mr. Donnie Thomas, during the candlelight tapping ceremony for induction into the NC 4-H Honor Club.