Adair County 4-H’ers Earn 2011 State 4-H Project Awards

6/28/11

AMES, Iowa -- The following Adair County 4-H’ers have earned state 4-H project awards. A state 4-H project award is the highest achievement 4-H’ers can receive in project work. Each student also received a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. 

  • Bradley Baudler, Fontanelle, received a state 4-H communication project award. Baudler, 16, is the son of Clif and Sondra Baudler.

A seven-year 4-H member, Baudler has completed projects on communications, beef, food and nutrition and visual arts. He has held many positions in his 4-H club, including vice president, treasurer and junior president. He participated in county 4-H council, county youth committee and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“I am thinking about being an educator and coach in the future,” said Baudler. “4-H has helped me to be able to communicate with all different ages and groups of people.”

[PHOTO] Bradly Baudler

  • Hawley Brent, Stuart, received a state 4-H communication project award. Brent, 17, is the daughter of Peter and Terry Brent.

As a 4-H member, Brent has completed projects on communications, beef and goat. She was president and vice president of her 4-H club. She participated in county 4-H council, the National 4-H Conference, the National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has given me great friends and mentors with a shared ag passion,” said Brent. “The knowledge, experiences and relationships will be a lifelong learning experience that I plan on sharing with my children in the future.”
 

  • Susan Herr, Fontanelle, received a state 4-H food and nutrition project award. Herr, 17, is the daughter of Paul and Gini Herr.

A nine-year 4-H member, Herr has completed projects on food and nutrition, beef and photography. She held the president and vice president roles in her 4-H club. She participated in county 4-H council.

“4-H has taught me many life skills that I will be able to use in any future career,” said Herr.

[PHOTO] Susan Herr

  • Zachary Jorgensen, Adair, received a state 4-H veterinary science project award. Jorgensen, 18, is the son of Paul and Jeannette Jorgensen.

A nine-year 4-H member, Jorgensen has completed projects on beef, swine, citizenship, leadership and veterinary science. Jorgensen held such offices as president, vice president and treasurer in his 4-H club. He participated in county 4-H council.

“4-H has taught me the skills needed to be able to work well with others,” said Jorgensen. “If you can work well with others and communicate, you can accomplish anything."

[PHOTO] Zachary Jorgensen

  • Steven Pickrell, Greenfield, received a state 4-H science and technology project award. Pickrell, 18, is the son of Dallas and Tracy Mavis.

An eight-year 4-H member, Pickrell has been involved in National 4-H Congress, youth council and the state tech team. He also received the Spirit Award.

“4-H has taught me how to be involved and give back to my community,” said Pickrell. “I have had so many great experiences with 4-H and being able to share my knowledge with others on how to build a robot or how to use your cell phone has made me feel successful.”

[PHOTO] Steven Pickrell

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