AMES, Iowa - Fifty Iowa 4-H'ers have been selected to receive state 4-H project awards in 2013. More than 130 4-H youth applied for the awards this year, which are given to youth who have demonstrated mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.
4-H projects cover a wide variety of genres from citizenship to photography, giving 4-H'ers the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in many areas."4-H'ers can choose from one or more project areas that allow them to develop skills and interests in the areas of healthy living, STEM, citizenship and leadership, as well as communication and the arts," said Cayla Taylor, a state 4-H program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Taylor explained that the 4-H'ers completed a rigorous written application and were interviewed, giving the applicants valuable communication experiences. "Achieving a state 4-H project award is a great honor and testament to the 4-H'ers dedication to mastering skills in a project area, while also sharing their knowledge of the project with others through communications, leadership and citizenship opportunities," said Taylor.
The award winners will be recognized at the State 4-H Recognition Awards Presentation held on June 27 at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference in Ames.
4-H project awards by county: