Wesley named Gold Award winner

Published 4:01 pm Thursday, April 4, 2019

Lincoln County’s own Taylor Wesley has been selected as one of the 2019 Gold Achievement Award winners.

4-H encourages young people to set and achieve their goals. To that end, the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program was created to reward ambitious and accomplished young people throughout the state.

In the highly competitive 4-H Achievement Program, young people receive recognition and prizes for their accomplishments in 4-H and their community. 4-H’ers can start accumulating points as soon as they start 4-H and begin earning recognition in the sixth grade.

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4-H’ers at least in the tenth grade, and who have reached Level V can apply for the gold award. Each district can submit 10 applicants for the gold award.

Of the 70 statewide applicants, only 30 are selected. The competitive program consists of an application, and an in-person panel interview portion.

Lincoln County 4-H Extension Agent Courtney Brock said she was proud to announce that Wesley was selected as one of those 30.

“We are so proud of Taylor’s hard work and dedication to the 4-H program!,” said Brock.

Gold Competitive Achievement winners receive a full scholarship to the Teen Conference on the University of Kentucky Campus June 10 – 13, 2019 and a scholarship to attend the National 4-H Congress Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this fall.

For more information about the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program, and how you can be involved, contact the Lincoln County Extension Office at (606) 365-2447 or 4-H Agent Courtney
Brock at courtney.brock@uky.edu