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4H recognizes NHCS with Partner Award for egg-hatching program

A New Hanover County Schools STEM team was recognized with the the Partner Award from New Hanover County 4H.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – New Hanover County Schools has received the 4H Partner Award for its participation in the embryology program.

The honor was presented during the second cycle of the annual egg-hatching program. David Glenn, NHCS Title I STEM specialist, accepted the award Feb. 19 from Scott Enroughty, New Hanover County 4-H youth development agent.

Each year, second-grade students and their teachers incubate a dozen fertilized eggs in their classrooms and await the hatching. After the eggs hatch in the third week, 4H takes the chicks and gives them to a local farm.

“The unique learning experience is regularly heralded as one of the highlights of the second-grade year,” according to a NHCS statement.

More than 400 chicks across 39 classrooms cracked their shells and broke into the world just this school year.

“We are ‘egg-cited’ to have our partnership with the New Hanover County Schools STEM team,” Enroughty said. “New Hanover County 4-H looks forward to continuing and strengthening the school enrichment opportunities through this partnership.”

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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