2011 4-H Scholarships Awarded to Iowa 4-H’ers

Recipients are from Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson and Linn Counties

8/8/11

  • Hamilton County 4-H’er Calvin Carlson, Jewell, has received a $1,000 Carl Schmalenberger Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Carl Schmalenberger Memorial Fund. Carlson is the son of Brad and Karleen Carlson.

A nine-year 4-H’er, Carlson has been involved in the mechanics, tractor restoration, market swine, home improvement, woodworking and visual arts project areas. He has served as treasurer and reporter for his 4-H club. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agriculture engineering.

“Goal setting, record keeping, time management and interviewing skills are all very significant skills that I learned through 4-H,” said Carlson.

  • Hamilton County 4-H’er Whitney Holt, Rippey, has received a $1,000 Lloyd Inc. 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Lloyd Inc. Holt is the daughter of Tim and Jean Holt of Ellsworth.

Holt attends Iowa State University and is majoring in veterinary medicine. She participated in 4-H for nine years. She was involved in the sheep, rabbits, food and nutrition, dog obedience and woodworking project areas. She received multiple sheep, rabbit, beef and swine awards and a communication award.

“The benefits of my past years of being a 4-H member, are endless,” said Holt. “The life lessons were brought to me at an early age and, therefore have helped me lay out a future I can always be proud of.”

  • Hamilton County 4-H’er Colin Ryan, Webster City, has received a $750 C.J. Gauger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund. Ryan is the son of Doug and Pam Ryan.

A nine-year 4-H’er, Ryan has been involved in the rabbits, poultry, science and technology, dogs and shooting sports project areas. He received awards in the citizenship, leadership, merit and achievement categories. He has served as club president, secretary and treasurer. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in civil engineering.

“Looking back at my 4-H career, I am proud and grateful that I have taken advantage of every opportunity that presented itself to become involved at the local, state and national level,” said Ryan.

  • Hamilton County 4-H’er Courtney Stakey, Kamrar, has received a $1,000 Stakey 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Fund. Stakey is the daughter of Doran and Cathy Stakey.

A nine-year 4-H’er, Stakey has been involved in the leadership, citizenship, food and nutrition, swine and personal development project areas. She received the Danforth “I Dare You” award and has served as president, historian and secretary of her 4-H club. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in child, adult and family services.

“4-H has allowed me to develop numerous life skills and meet so many people,” said Stakey. “I have made so many connections and had many experiences that will benefit me greatly in the future.”

  • Jackson County 4-H’er Nick Kilburg, Bellevue, has received a $1,000 Tubbs 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Ed Tubbs. Kilburg is the son of Randy and Chris Kilburg.

A nine-year 4-H’er, Kilburg has been involved in the beef, woodworking, food and nutrition, horticulture and photography project areas. He received several awards for his projects and has served as treasurer of his 4-H club. He plans to attend Kirkwood Community College to major in diesel agriculture technology.

“4-H has made a big difference in my life,” said Kilburg. “I have established great relationships with kids my age from all over the state, adults who are always willing to help me and my family who encouraged me.”

  • Jackson County 4-H’er Samantha Lippens, Miles, has received a $500 Cheryl and David Pence Communication 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Cheryl and David Pence. Lippens is the daughter of Doug and Heidi Lippens.

A nine-year 4-H’er, Lippens has been involved in the clothing, food and nutrition, home improvement, and visual arts project areas. She received the Senior Merit Award. She has served as president, secretary and reporter of her 4-H club. She plans to attend Wartburg College to major in nursing.

“Being a member of 4-H taught me numerous life skills as well as provided me with many new experiences,” said Lippens.

  • Jefferson County 4-H’er Dana Diers, Brighton, has received a $1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home L.L.C. Diers is the daughter of Larry and Terri Diers.

A nine-year 4-H member, Diers has been involved in the market swine, market cattle, bucket bottle calves, dog handling and horticulture project areas. She has served as club secretary. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agriculture studies.

“As a person, I have developed many leadership qualities and various other attributes through my 4-H experiences,” said Diers.

  • Johnson County 4-H’er Courtney Holubar, Solon, has received a $500 Persinger-Asmus Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Persinger and Asmus families. Holubar is the daughter of Ron and Mary Holubar.

Holubar attends the University of Northern Iowa and is majoring in elementary education. She participated in 4-H for eight years and completed projects on home improvement, sewing, speaking, sheep and pigs. She served as president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club.

“I credit my good communication, leadership and perseverance abilities I have now to the 4-H experiences I had as an active and devoted member,” said Holubar.

  • Linn County 4-H’er Anna Grimley, Springville, has received a $500 Wolken 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Stephen and Sue Wolken. Grimley is the daughter of Jeff and Lee Ann Grimley.

Grimley attends Iowa State University and is majoring in electrical engineering. She is involved in Engineer’s Week, Alpha Gamma Delta and STARS. She participated in 4-H for nine years and served as president of her 4-H club.

“4-H has given me the tools to be successful inside and outside of the classroom,” Grimley said.

  • Linn County 4-H’er Calvin McBride, Toddville, has received a $1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home L.L.C. McBride is the son of Ivan and Lyn McBride.

As a member of 4-H, McBride has been involved in the meat goats, dairy goats, animal/vet science and horticulture project areas. He has served as club president and treasurer. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agriculture business.

“4-H has played a key role in shaping my future,” said McBride.

In Iowa, the 4-H program is part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information about 4-H, how to get involved or how to apply for a 4-H scholarship, contact any ISU Extension county office.

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