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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.