4-H'ers from Shelby, Washington, Wayne and Woodbury Counties Earn 2011 State 4-H Project Awards

6/28/11

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. 

  • Shelby County 4-H’er Jackson Mores, Harlan, received a state 4-H entomology project award. Mores, 17, is the son of Alan Mores and Donna Christensen-Mores.

An eight-year 4-H member, Mores has completed projects on entomology, leadership, citizenship, photography and food and nutrition. He has held positions such as president, reporter and recreation chair in his 4-H club. He participated in county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Through 4-H, I have gained confidence in speaking before others,” said Mores. “I have learned important life skills through project and exhibition completion.”

[PHOTO] Jackson Mores

  • Washington County 4-H’er Lauren Carter, Washington, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Carter, 16, is the daughter of John and Kim Carter.

A seven-year 4-H member, Carter has completed projects on communications, swine, visual arts, beef, 4-H history and family heritage. She has been the president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She participated in county 4-H council.

“4-H has taught me skills that I will be able to use throughout my life,” said Carter. “It has taught me how to be responsible and keep accurate records. I have been able to improve valuable communication, citizenship and leadership skills that will be useful throughout my life.”

[PHOTO] Lauren Carter

  • Wayne 4-H’er Abby Brown, Seymour, received a state 4-H horse project award. Brown is the daughter of Dwight Brown and Niki Jones.

A seven-year 4-H member, Brown has completed projects on cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and visual arts. She has been the president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She participated in county 4-H council and the county youth committee.

“4-H has just opened doors and opportunities that I might not have been informed of,” said Brown.

[PHOTO] Abby Brown

  • Woodbury County 4-H’er Natalie Lord, Sioux City, received a state 4-H communication project award. Lord, 16, is the daughter of Ed and Eileen Lord.

A seven-year 4-H member, Lord has completed projects on communications, photography, food and nutrition, leadership and citizenship. Lord has held the role of president, secretary and historian in her club. She participated in her county 4-H council, State 4-H Council, National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has impacted nearly every aspect of my life,” said Lord. “I have discovered what my likes, dislikes and talents are.”

  • Woodbury County 4-H’er Drew Schramm, Moville, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Schramm, 18, is the son of David and Gwyn Schramm.

A nine-year 4-H member, Schramm has completed projects on beef, home improvement, food and nutrition, personal development and citizenship. He has been the president, vice president and recreation and community service leader for his 4-H club. He participated in his county 4-H council, State 4-H Council, National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has allowed me to experience many different aspects of life, from cooking to showing cattle,” said Schramm.

  • Woodbury County 4-H’er Amy Widman, Sergeant Bluff, received a state 4-H visual arts project award. Widman, 17, is the daughter of David and Elizabeth Widman.

A five-year 4-H member, Widman has completed projects on visual arts, sewing, music, beef-breeding heifers and shooting sports. She has been president, vice president and on the vice president recognition team in her 4-H club. She participated in county 4-H council and county 4-H recognition team.

“4-H has taught me to never be afraid to try new things and to look for new experiences,” said Widman.

[PHOTO] Amy Widman

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