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New director named for Eastern 4-H Center

Lee Scripture
Lee Scripture brings a wealth of experience to the Eastern 4-H Center.
(Art Latham)
Lee Scripture is the new director of the Eastern 4-H Center in Tyrrell County.

Larry Hancock, Extension 4-H specialist and camping program director in the College, announced Scripture's appointment recently.

"We are extremely pleased to have found a candidate with the qualifications, experience and enthusiasm that Lee brings to the position," Hancock said.

Scripture, chosen after a nationwide search, had worked since December as the center's education and program director. He had been active with both summer 4-H camps and with seasonal user groups, especially in environmental and ropes course programs.

"I want to use my knowledge and abilities to ensure the Eastern 4-H Center reaches its full potential in serving North Carolina's citizens," said Scripture, who also taught science for five years at Hertford County Middle School, where he was head wrestling coach and science department chair.

Scripture is certified in ropes course management, N.C. environmental education, American Red Cross first aid, CPR instruction and lifeguard, N.C. advanced rescue technician and EMT, pool and spa operations, recreational tree-climbing, behavior modification training for at-risk youth, grant writing and more.

He has been an adjunct first aid and CPR instructor at Chowan College and is a member of professional organizations and associations in such specialties as challenge course technology, canoes, outdoor recreation and education, firefighting and science teaching.

Scripture holds a bachelor's degree in biology and applied science from Chowan College and is a certified secondary school teacher. His wife, Patricia, will coordinate the exceptional children's program for Hyde County Schools. The couple recently moved to Columbia, which is near the camp.

-Art Latham