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4-H Congress

July 20–23, 2020

Flag Ceremony | Honor Club Tapping | 4-H Variety Show | Silent Dance Party | Workshops | State Officer Elections | Senior Shout-out | Candlelight Across North Carolina and MORE!




Free to Enrolled Northampton County 4-H participants, Thanks to generous sponsors.


  • Monday, July 20: 1–4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 21: 1–4:30 p.m. and 7–9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 22: 1–4:30 p.m. and 8:30–9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 23: 1–2 p.m.

Registration will open on June 22 and close on July 3, unless all spaces fill before that date. If spaces fill up, those who register after spaces are full will be placed on a waitlist.

Introduction to NC 4-H Congress

The NC 4-H State Congress is an annual educational event sponsored by the 4-H Youth Development Department at NC State University and planned by the State 4-H Council. This council is composed of young people who serve as officers from their respective districts and 4 state officers who are elected at Congress. The Congress will be attended by approximately 600 youth ranging in age from 9 through 18 and representing every county in North Carolina.

The major purposes of the NC 4-H Congress

  • To perpetuate the reputation of 4-H as a major state-wide educational program.
  • To improve delegates’ knowledge of current issues through educational experiences such as speakers, discussion groups, workshops, etc.
  • To provide an opportunity to develop and exercise leadership skills through serving on committees and participating in certain programs.
  • To provide an opportunity for delegates to participate in the democratic process through campaigning for and electing state 4-H officers.
  • To provide recreational and social experiences for delegates.
  • To select winners in presentations and certain activities through state contests.
  • To provide recognition for project, activity, and scholarship winners.
  • Candle lighting Ceremony The Candle lighting Ceremony coordinated by the NC 4-H Honor Club is one of the highlights of congress. Each male delegate forms the H’s while the female delegates form the clover leaves around them. NC 4-H Honor Club members form the stem of the clover.