The Outer Banks Voice – Currituck 4-H on the National Stage

Currituck 4-H on the National Stage

From story submitted on November 12, 2022

Currituck 4-H Shooting Sports Members who will represent North Carolina on the national team (from left) Chloe Fredrick, Kilynn Brinkley, Emma Solley.

4-H member Cayden Lowe has won every local and national presenting competition she has entered this year and has received multiple awards and a college scholarship.

November 5, 2022 was a great day for Cayden Lowe, Kilynn Brinkley, Chloe Fredrick and Emma Solley of the Currituck County 4-H’ers. From North Carolina to Kentucky, these outstanding young women have been recognized for their achievements in 4H competitions.

The NC Shooting Sports National Team Tryouts tournament was held in Ellerbe, NC the first weekend in November and Currituck County 4-H Sharpshooters, Kilynn Brinkley, Chloe Fredrick and Emma Solley received top honors and were selected as members of the 2023 NC State shooting team . This team will compete in the June 2023 National 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Selection for the NC 4-H team requires a top ten finish at regional and state tournaments, a top four finish at the tryout tournament, and a commitment to travel to Ellerbe each month for training and practice. Kilynn (Small BorePistol), Emma (rifle) and Chloe (airgun) spent countless hours practicing and training with their trainers Kathy Melton, Eric Brinkley, Malcolm Murray and Jason Fredrick. Their dedication and commitment to excellence will serve them well as they prepare for the national tournament in June. Congratulations and good luck!

Meanwhile, that same weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, Currituck County, 4-Her, Cayden Lowe finished her gold medal win in the national 4-H presentation (equine category) competitions. Cayden won gold medals at the 2022 District and State NC 4-H Presentation Contests with her presentation “The Injection Connection?” and qualified to represent North Carolina 4-H at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships (August) in Perry , Georgia ; the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio (October); and the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in Louisville, Kentucky (November). Competing against youth from across the country, Cayden displayed an immense level of composure, courage, confidence and motivation as she took first place in each of these highly competitive competitions.

Cayden spent countless hours practicing and refining her speech and expanding her expertise; and this, coupled with their dedication and commitment to excellence, has been key to their success. Congratulations Cayden!

At NC Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development strives to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful adults. Effective communication skills, self-motivation, teamwork, goal setting, self-discipline and critical thinking are important life skills that youth must develop if they are to become tomorrow’s leaders. Public speaking and target shooting are just two of the 4-H programs available to all Currituck County youth. For information on these or other 4-H programs, please contact Sherry Fischlschweiger, 4-H & Youth Development Agent, at 252-232-2262.


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