LAURINBURG — Three Scotland County students recently attended a 4-H State Council Conference.
Kayvon Douglas, son of April McDuffie and Marcus Douglas; Keshawn Covington, son of LeKisha Covington and Richard Diggs; and Langston Byrd, son of William and Precious Byrd, attended the state 4-H conference in Raleigh Nov. 14 and 15.
The 4-H program is an educational youth program. It is a North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 232,000 people, ages 5 through 18, participate in North Carolina 4-H activities every year with assistance from 20,563 adults and youth volunteers.
The Scotland County delegates joined over 260 youth and adults from 67 counties at the state council conference.
During the conference delegates were able to learn about health, how to improve their leadership skills and they participated in interactive workshops.
A few workshops offered were Teen Stress, Social Media and Internet Safety, Messing with the Message: The Effects of Drugs on Your Brain and Autism Awareness. The workshops touched on major issues such as emotional health, leadership, team building, public speaking, understanding the parliamentary procedures, citizenship and community service.
For information on the 4-H program in Scotland County, visit scotland.ces.ncsu.edu or call 910-277-2422.
Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.