Currituck family recognized with Statewide 4-H Legacy Award

The Sawyer family of Currituck was recently awarded the NC 4-H Family Legacy Award. Pictured are (front row, l-r): Carsyn Sawyer, Jennifer Sawyer, Wayne Sawyer, Cameron Lowe, Ashton Lowe, Cayden Lowe (back row, l-r): Chandler Sawyer, Rodney Sawyer, Eric Lowe. [North Carolina Cooperative Extension]

In April, the Sawyer family, from Currituck County was honored with the 4-H Family Legacy Award during a ceremony for 4-H Alumni award winners at the McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University. The award is given to multigenerational families who have made a lasting and significant impact on the North Carolina 4-H community.

Four generations of Sawyer youth have participated in the 4-H program – 26 members in total, amassing 91 years of service. The family understands and believes in the life skills that the 4-H organization provides and desires that it be preserved for future generations.

This conviction led them to establish the William E. Sawyer memorial scholarship fund in memory of the first of 5 Sawyers to be inducted into the NC 4-H Honor Club. The Sawyer family also produced two highly successful 4-H Agents turned County Extension Directors.

The Sawyer family blood truly runs green to Make the Best Better. Family members in attendance to receive the award included: Rodney and Wayne Sawyer, Chandler Sawyer, Eric and Cameron Lowe, and Ashton Lowe.