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 nine-year 4-H member, Elliott has completed projects on communications, agriculture and natural resources, music, photography and family heritage. He has held positions such as president, vice president and secretary in his 4-H club. He participated in county 4-H council, the county youth committee and the Iowa 4-H Technology Team.
A nine-year member of 4-H, McBride has completed projects on meat goats, animal science, veterinary science and crop production. McBride has served as president, treasurer and reporter of his 4-H club. He participated in county 4-H council and the county youth committee.
“Through my projects in 4-H, I have developed a passion for agriculture,” said McBride.
[PHOTO] Calvin McBride
An eight-year 4-H member, Beard has completed projects on communications, clothing, swine, photography and original arts. She has held the president, secretary and historian positions in her 4-H club. She has participated in her county and area 4-H councils, State 4-H Council, National 4-H Congress, the county youth committee and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“I come from a long line of 4-H’ers, and I am proud to say that I bleed green,” said Beard. “For me, 4-H was an outlet; it was the talented and gifted program that I never had, but always wanted to be a part of, and it was just waiting for me to discover it.”
An eight-year 4-H member, Peters has completed projects on horses, dogs and communications. He held positions such as vice president and treasurer in his 4-H club. He participated in county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has taught me several life skills that I can use no matter what I do later in life,” said Peters. “Skills such as leadership, citizenship and sportsmanship are valuable to today’s youth, and 4-H has taught me these qualities.”
[PHOTO] Zane Peters
A nine-year 4-H member, Smith has completed projects on horses, dogs, citizenship, leadership and communications. In her 4-H club, she has held such positions as president, secretary and treasurer. She participated in her county and area 4-H councils, State 4-H Council, National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“Being involved in the Madison County Horse Project has taught me a lot of things about the horse industry,” said Smith.
[PHOTO] Abbey Smith