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

Recipients Are from Story, Tama, Wapello, Washington, Webster, Winneshiek and Worth Counties

8/9/11

  • Story County 4-H’er Caitlin Brown, Ellsworth, has received a $750 Ellsworth Community College Equine 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Ellsworth Community College Foundation. Brown is the daughter of Thad and Tia Brown.

An eight-year 4-H member, Brown has been involved in the communication, horses, visual arts, photography and wildlife project areas. She has served as co-president, recreation leader and photographer of her 4-H club. She plans to attend Ellsworth Community College to major in equine science.

“4-H has provided me with many fun and educational experiences,” said Brown.

  • Story County 4-H’er Maria McEnany, Nevada, has received a $1,000 Theisen’s Home and Farm 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Theisen Supply Inc. McEnany is the daughter of Craig and Lisa McEnany.

A nine-year 4-H member, McEnany has been involved in the home improvement, food and nutrition, visual arts, citizenship and consumer management project areas. She received two blue ribbons for two food and nutrition projects and has served as secretary, treasurer and reporter of her 4-H club. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agricultural studies.

“4-H has been extremely beneficial to me in helping me overcome my shyness by helping me develop my communication and leadership skills,” said McEnany.

  • Tama County 4-H’er Chelsea Reinhard, Ames, has received a $6,408 Mahr Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Marvin Sr. and Frederica Mahr. Reinhard is the daughter of Lisa Reinhard of Gladbrook.

Reinhard attends Iowa State University and is majoring in veterinary medicine. She participated in 4-H for nine years. She completed projects on home improvement, clothing, food and nutrition, photography and communication. She served as president and secretary of her 4-H club.

“My experiences in 4-H helped shape the person I am today,” said Reinhard. “4-H helped me develop my communication skills and gave me an outlet to build on and share my leadership traits.”

  • Wapello County 4-H’er Brooke Handy, Ottumwa, has received a $1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home L.L.C. Handy is the daughter of Craig and Deb Handy.

A nine-year 4-H member, Handy has been involved in the breeding beef, dogs, food and nutrition, home improvement and photography project areas. She received awards for her photography and beef projects. She served as president and secretary of her 4-H club. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agricultural life sciences and education.

  • Washington County 4-H’er Kayla Romoser, Keota, has received a $1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home L.L.C. Romoser is the daughter of Robert and Mary Beth Romoser.

A nine-year 4-H member, Romoser has been involved in the swine, market beef, food and nutrition, home improvement and sewing project areas. She received awards for her sewing project and has served as club vice president, secretary and reporter. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in family and consumer science education.

“Being involved in 4-H has taught me essential lessons such as responsibility and time management,” said Romoser.

  • Washington County 4-H’er Matt Romoser, Keota, has received a $1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home L.L.C. Romoser is the son of Robert and Mary Beth Romoser.

A nine-year 4-H member, Romoser has been involved in the market swine, market beef, breeding beef, bucket bottle calf and woodworking project areas. He has served as president and vice president of his 4-H club. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science.

“4-H has taught me qualities like responsibility and has presented me with several opportunities to learn new skills and grow as an individual,” said Romoser.

  • Webster County 4-H’er Lauren Mitchell, Duncombe, has received a $500 Phyllis J. Olson 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Phyllis J. Olson Scholarship Fund through the  Iowa 4-H Foundation. Mitchell is the daughter of David and Sharon Mitchell.

A two-year member of collegiate 4-H, Mitchell attends Iowa State University and is majoring in dietetics. She is involved in the FSHN Transfer Peer Mentor program, Culinary Science Club, Student Dietetic Association, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society.

“My 4-H experiences have allowed me to meet many wonderful adults and youth, develop my communication and leadership abilities and even travel around the United States,” said Mitchell.

  • Webster County 4-H’er Megan Stein, Barnum, has received a $1,000 Schmalenberger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Carl Schmalenberger Memorial Funds. Stein is the daughter of David Stein.

A four-year 4-H member, Stein has been involved in the photography, food and nutrition, home improvement and visual arts project areas. She has served as club president, vice president and treasurer. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agronomy studies.

  • Winneshiek County 4-H’er Kia Knutson, Ridgeway, has received a Lloyd Inc. 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Lloyd Inc. Knutson is the daughter of Tim and Tammy Knutson.

Knutson attends Iowa State University and is majoring in veterinary medicine. She participated in 4-H for nine years and was involved in the breeding beef, market beef and photography project areas. She served as secretary of her 4-H club.

“Through 4-H, I obtained skills that have been vital in beginning my own cow/calf operation while assisting with my family’s large-scale swine operation,” said Knutson.

  • Worth County 4-H’er Shea Kruger, Grafton, has received a $500 Alice VanWert-Murray 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Alice Murray. Kruger is the daughter of Neil and Laurene Kruger.

Kruger attends Wartburg College and is majoring in biology. She participated in 4-H for nine years and was involved in the citizenship, leadership, communication, health and horses project areas. She served as president, secretary and historian of her 4-H club.

“My experiences in 4-H demonstrated to me the importance of helping others, whether that be in the community, state or the world,” said Kruger.

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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