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Scott to join National 4-H Hall of Fame

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Howard F. Scott of Kenly will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Friday for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H.

Honored by the North Carolina State University 4-H Youth Development Program, Scott is one of 16 people who will be inducted at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Honorees will be presented with a National 4-H Hall of Fame medallion, plaque and memory book during the ceremony.

The National 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 in partnership with National 4-H Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

“We are proud to recognize the 2019 National 4-H Hall of Fame honorees for the passion, dedication, vision and leadership they have shown toward young people during their many years of service to 4-H,” said Jeannette Rea Keywood, National 4-H Hall of Fame committee chairwoman.

Howard Scott served the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University from June 1, 1976 until May 1, 2011 where he served as 4-H agent, county extension director and interim district extension director.

Officials described him as an innovator in developing programs and providing leadership to the Wayne County Extension staff, 4-H members in Wayne County and the 4-H families in North Carolina for more than 30 years.

Scott has received many awards for his dedication to the 4-H program.

Has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2011 as presented by N.C Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall and was inducted into the North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame in 2011. He’s also served on the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees.

Following retirement from the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, Scott currently serves as an ordained minister.

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