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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