Elias Moore and Jasper Cruz, president and vice president of the Nash County 4-H Electric Club, represented Nash County as delegates at this year’s state 4-H Electric Congress.
They joined over 320 fellow 4-Hers in attendance at the 2013 Electric Congress, July 22-24, on the campus of UNC-Charlotte. Nash County 4-H Electric Club leader John Wind attended this state event with Moore and Cruz.
To be selected as county delegates, Moore’s and Cruz’s project record books were named the best in the county at the awards ceremony held last fall at the Nash County Ag Center.
Their project record books shared information about the electric projects and program that they participated in during monthly club meetings. The opening banquet for Electric Congress included awards and recognitions as well as a career fair focusing on jobs in the energy industry. Sponsors for this year’s Electric Congress were Duke Energy, Dominion, NC State University and NC A&T University Cooperative Extension, and the NC 4-H Foundation.
The following day began with a breakfast meeting and electric projects. Moore and Cruz constructed a couple of electric mechanisms – solar-powered cars and conductor testers.
This was followed by the presentations of county awards, and both Moore and Cruz received certificates.
All Electric Club members then enjoyed the afternoon at Carowinds amusement park before an evening dinner and games.
The final day began with a breakfast meeting and closing remarks before the return trip back home.
The NC 4-H Electric Congress is an educational event designed to recognize excellence in the electric program throughout the state.
For more information on the Nash County 4-H Electric Club, contact leader John Wind through the Nash County Ag Center.