Cade Howerton

Roxboro Community School (RCS) eighth grade student Cade Howerton was recently named 2021-2022 National  Grange Junior Ambassador at the National Grange Convention in Wichita, Kan.  

He said, during the convention, he was interviewed by judges and spoke about how weather affects farming.

Cade said he has been involved in Grange since he was three, and attended his first camp at age five. He likes being involved because the Grange promotes building leadership skills and encourages youth to “be yourself.”

Cade will attend legislative events in Washington, DC in March, where he will speak in support of agriculture and have the chance to meet with senators and congressional representatives from North Carolina. He will have other opportunities in the state and around the United States to participate in conferences, national camps and other events advocating for farmers.

Cade’s teachers say he is a “fantastic student” and is “kind to everyone.”

According to the Grange website, “The purpose of the National Junior Grange Ambassador program is to provide an opportunity for outstanding Junior Grangers, selected by their State Grange, to attend the National Grange Convention and build their leadership potential. They will be given the opportunity to build relationships with other Junior Grangers and Grangers across the Nation. They will receive vital training that will be instrumental in developing the Junior Grange programs within their state, as well as preparing them for their future in the Grange.”