BARCO, N.C. — A five-member team representing Currituck County took first place at the Northeast District Horse Bowl competition on February 8, 2020, and has qualified to compete in the State level competition in Raleigh on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
In the 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 first place Currituck County team were Sori Suthers, Brooke Decant, Megan Armstrong, Lia Suthers, and Elijah Campbell. Additionally, Sori Suthers earned second place with the most points for the individual questions answered, with Brooke Decant placing third, Elijah Campbell placing fifth, Lia Suthers placing seventh and Megan Armstrong placing eighth.
The team was coached by 4-H Program Assistant and Currituck County Rural Center Director Tom Harrel and 4-H volunteer Heather Campbell. The event, was held in Currituck County, included teams from Currituck, Wake, Halifax, Perquimans, and Nash counties.
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.
–Tom Harrell, N.C. State Extension