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Story County 4-H Member Receives Quercus 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Story County 4-H member. Stephanie Nelson, Ames, received the Quercus 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Quercus Landscapes, Inc.


Nelson, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Gregory and Diane Nelson. She has served as president, vice president, secretary and reporter of her 4-H club. Nelson has participated most actively in the flower garden, dairy cattle, photography and food and nutrition project areas. At Iowa State, she is a member of Emerging Green Builders. Nelson also is a member and president of an environmental club, 100th Green Butterfly.


“Through hands-on experiences in my family’s garden and in the 4-H dairy program, I developed significant connections to the land and a concern for how to improve land use,” Nelson said. “I am learning how people relate to the land and how I can design places that foster positive experiences such as those I had growing up.”


Nelson, a sophomore at Iowa State University, majors in Landscape Architecture.


For more information about 4-H, contact the county office of Iowa State University Extension. 


Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu