AMES, Iowa -- The following 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.
A seven-year 4-H member, Rasmussen completed projects on visual arts, communications, textiles and clothing and photography. In her 4-H club, she has held positions such as vice president, treasurer and photographer. She participated in county 4-H council.
“4-H is my ‘sport,’” said Rasmussen. “It challenges me to set goals and follow through to achieve those goals, not for a scholastic grade, but for my own self-improvement.”
[PHOTO] Sarah Rasmussen
A nine-year 4-H member, Grant completed projects on clothing, fashion review, clothing selection, swine, food and nutrition and photography. Grant has been the secretary, treasurer and historian of her 4-H club. She participated in county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped me with my communication, leadership and other skills that I will use when I move away from home and go to college,” said Grant.
[PHOTO] Erin Grant
An eight-year 4-H member, Haugland completed projects on home improvement, rabbits, clothing, communications and photography. In her 4-H club, she has held positions such as president, historian and leader’s assistant. She participated in her county and area 4-H councils, State 4-H Council, the county youth committee and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“Before 4-H, I was very shy, but 4-H activities got me out and involved and taught me communication skills that I wouldn’t have learned anywhere else,” said Haugland.
An eight-year 4-H member, Kasper completed projects on visual arts, clothing, woodworking, goats and rabbits. She held the secretary position in her 4-H club. She participated in county 4-H council.
“4-H has allowed me to grow and develop skills and interests, exploring talents I can’t fully utilize in school, as well as improving weaknesses in my abilities,” said Kasper.
A seven-year 4-H member, Walleser has completed projects on communications, food and nutrition, child development, horticulture and photography. Walleser has served as president, vice president and photographer of her 4-H club. She has participated in her county and area 4-H acouncils and State 4-H Council.
“I have had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that have bettered myself and my community,” said Walleser. “4-H has taught me many leadership, citizenship and communication skills that I will use throughout my life."
[PHOTO] Jenna Walleser