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

Recipients are from Madison, Mills, Monroe, Muscatine, Plymouth, Polk, Sac and Scott Counties

8/8/11

  • Madison County 4-H’er Abbey Smith, Adel, has received a $750 Kiser 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Foundation Kiser Scholarship Fund. Smith is the daughter of R.W. and Cindy Smith.

A nine-year 4-H member, Smith has been involved in the horses, dogs, food and nutrition, communication and home improvement project areas. She received an “I Dare You” award and she has served as president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in veterinary medicine.

“Participating in the Madison County Horse Project, through 4-H, has helped me decide what career path I want,” said Smith.

  • Madison County 4-H’er Amanda Huntrods, Van Meter, has received a $500 Stumbo 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Mary Ann Stumbo. Huntrods is the daughter of Don and Rita Huntrods.

A two-year member of collegiate 4-H, Huntrods attends Iowa State University and is majoring in accounting. She is involved in Beta Alpha Psi Professional Accounting Fraternity, University Honors Program, the Business Learning Team Peer Mentor program, Business Week Committee and is a Destination Iowa State Team Leader.

“4-H has given me the opportunity to explore my interests and find what I really love to do,” said Huntrods.

  • Mills County 4-H’er Allie Ford, Malvern, has received a $500 Career 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Shirley A. Stakey. Ford is the daughter of Mark and Sherry Ford.

Ford attends Iowa State University and is majoring in child, adult and family services. She participated in 4-H for nine years and completed projects on communications, clothing, child development, consumer science and home improvement. She received the Danforth Leadership and Obrecht Leadership awards and several citizenship awards. She served as president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club.

“4-H has helped me gain better communication, leadership, organizational and citizenship skills,” said Ford.

  • Monroe County 4-H’er Taylor Crall, Albia, has received a $1,000 Bettis 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis in memory of Herbert Bettis. Crall is the son of Tim and DeeAnn Crall.

A nine-year 4-H member, Crall has been involved in the breeding beef and market beef project areas. He has served as president, vice president and treasurer of his 4-H club. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agricultural engineering.

“4-H is a program that can help all kids develop skills that will be beneficial in all aspects of their lives,” said Crall.

  • Muscatine County 4-H’er Jesse Krueger, Muscatine, has received a $500 Schulte 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Florine and Ron Swanson in honor of Sylvia Brockschink Schulte. Krueger is the daughter of Rex and Susan Krueger.

An eight-year 4-H member, Krueger has been involved in the food and nutrition, photography, visual arts, rabbits and other pets project areas. She has served as president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club. She plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa to major in elementary education.

“As a senior 4-H member, working with younger members while teaching workshops has reinforced my decision to become a teacher,” said Krueger.

  • Plymouth County 4-H’er Ashley Ellensohn, Le Mars, has received a $500 Stratton 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Stratton Memorial and the Stratton family. Ellensohn is the daughter of Eric and Nicki Ellensohn.

A nine-year 4-H member, Ellensohn has been involved in the horses, animal science, personal development, home improvement and child development project areas. She received the Top Horseman, Top Showman and Top Performance Horse awards. She has served as club president, secretary and historian. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science.

  • Plymouth County 4-H’er Katherine Tindall, Le Mars, has received a $1,000 Goering Communication 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Don and Doris Goering Endowment. Tindall is the daughter of Clark and Nancy Tindall.

An eight-year 4-H member, Tindall has been involved in the educational prevention, food and nutrition and fashion project areas. She received an “I Dare You” award at the national level and the Plymouth County Achievement and Senior Spirit awards. She has served as president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in music.

“My 4-H experiences have exposed me to a variety of potential interests,” said Tindall. “Being exposed to these interests and activities has made me a well-rounded citizen.”

  • Polk County 4-H’er Aubrey Pasker, Runnells, has received a $500 Cheryl and David Pence Visual Arts 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Cheryl and David Pence. Pasker is the daughter of Al and Bridget Pasker.

A nine-year 4-H member, Pasker has been involved in the visual arts, photography, poultry, child development and sewing project areas. She received awards for her visual arts, photography, poultry and child development projects. She has served as club historian. She plans to attend Dordt College to major in graphic art.

“4-H has challenged me to develop my gifts to their full potential through practice and feedback from judges,” said Pasker.

  • Sac County 4-H’er Elizabeth Feilmeier, Early, has received a $500 Alumni 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund. Feilmeier is the daughter of Dale and Mary Feilmeier.

A six-year 4-H member, Feilmeier has been involved in the visual arts, communications, food and nutrition, citizenship and leadership project areas. She received an award for her visual arts project and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has served as club president, vice president and Relay for Life team chair.

“Starting later than most 4-H’ers, I never thought I could get to where I am no, having gone to both National Congress and Conference and being a member of the state council,” said Feilmeier.

  • Scott County 4-H’er Travis Dierickx, Long Grove, has received a $500 Paul 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Henry and Mary Martin Paul. Dierickx is the son of Pat and Lora Dierickx.

An 8-year 4-H member, Dierickx has been involved in the horticulture, market beef, breeding beef, swine and cattle feeder project areas. He has served as club president, vice president and treasurer. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in mechanical engineering.

“Being in 4-H has given me the opportunity to meet many people, make friends throughout the United States and travel to places I’ve never been before,” said Dierickx.

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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