Currituck's Melton elected state 4-H president


Tucker D. Melton


From staff reports

Sunday, August 12, 2018

As a culminating achievement to an outstanding 4-H career, Tucker Melton of Currituck County, was recently elected president of the 2018-2019 North Carolina 4-H State Council.

Melton will represent and serve more than 200,000 North Carolina 4-H members during the upcoming year. He will plan, attend and lead at all State level 4-H events such as NC 4-H Congress and 4-H Citizenship Focus. He will serve as a 4-H ambassador at events across the state.

Melton’s 4-H agent, Sherry Fischlschweiger said, “Tucker is an outstanding young man who thinks and acts at a level well beyond his years. He is a natural leader and his enthusiasm, passion, and determination make him the perfect choice for this position.”

Tucker, son of Kathy and Dave Melton, has been a Currituck County 4-Her since the age of 11, completing projects and presentations in environmental sciences, wildlife and and competitive shooting sports. He also has a passion for government, leadership and active citizenship and has regularly participated in 4-H Citizenship NC Focus and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Youth Voice program.

Tucker was a youth panelist on the NC SPIN television show, and served as the Currituck County Extension Advisory Council youth delegate. He has also served as the President of the Currituck County Sharpshooters 4-H Club and the 4-H County Youth Council.

Most recently, Tucker served as the vice president of the Northeast 4-H District, representing 4-H members from 22 counties in the northeast region of the state.

Tucker hopes that the experiences and skills gained from 4-H will help him in the future as he seeks a career in federal wildlife enforcement. He will be attending Appalachian State University this fall, majoring in ecology, evolution and environmental biology, and criminal justice.  

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.