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Governor Carney praises 4-H volunteers at annual forum

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Governor John Carney poses with Delaware 4-H leaders at their annual conference

On Saturday, Feb., 4, 2017 Gov. John Carney visited Delaware volunteers at the annual  4-H Leader Forum, held at Polytech High School in Woodside.

Carney praised the gathering of more than 100 4-H volunteers, known as leaders for their impact on the First State.

“What you do every day lifts all of us up and makes all of us better” Carney said. “I don’t think there is any greater feeling than to teach a young person to do —whatever it is—and to see them successful at it. As a teacher, as a volunteer, that is what you do every day.”

“We are not going to be successful as a country, or as a state unless we are able to instill in that next generation, the values, the skills and the leadership they need to takeover for us.”

After his remarks, Carney remained during the lunch hour, going from table to table talking with 4-H leaders and 4-H state teen officers and happily posed for photographs.

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