The Currituck County Horse Bowl teams placed second and third in the North East District 4-H Horse Bowl (Mixed Team) competition that took place on February 11, 2023 hosted by Currituck County. This quiz bowl, double-elimination competition, consisted of 11 teams from Wake, Halifax, Nash, Perquimens and Currituck counties, competing in 3 divisions.
Currituck County team members Megan Armstrong took first place in individual placing with Elijah Campbell placing second, Poppy Wright placing forth, Karleigh Meads placing seventh, Amanda Jennings placing ninth, and Sophia Haislop placing tenth. The second place Currituck team will compete at the State Competition March 11, 2023 at the campus of NCSU.
In the NC 4-H Horse Bowl competition, youth use knowledge of horses and related subject matter to compete against other teams, in a competitive and fun atmosphere. Members of the Currituck County teams were Megan Armstrong, Izzy Cox, Poppy Wright, Elijah Campbell, Amanda Jennings, Karleigh Meads, Olivia Green and Sophia Hailslop.
The team was coached by 4-H Program Assistant and Currituck County Rural Center Director Tom Harrell and 4-H volunteers Heather Campbell and Teresa Armstrong.
4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing”, helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A & T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.
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