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

6/28/11

AMES, Iowa -- The following Webster 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. 

  • Nichole Licht, Humboldt, received a state 4-H sheep project award. Licht, 17, is the daughter of Scott and Deb Licht.

An eight-year 4-H member, Licht has completed projects on sheep, horse, beef, swine and pets. In her 4-H club, she was vice president and reporter. She participated in her county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Without 4-H, I would have missed out on so many things and so many good friends,” said Licht. “No matter where my life takes me, I will be well prepared, thanks to 4-H."
 

  • Rebecca Nellis, Fort Dodge, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Nellis, 14, is the daughter of Jeff and Ruth Nellis.

A six-year 4-H member, Nellis has completed projects on citizenship, communications, child development, food and nutrition and clothing. She has been secretary, reporter and historian in her 4-H club. She participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has made me a better person in many ways,” said Nellis. “I have gained confidence through public speaking and leadership roles.”

[PHOTO] Rebecca Nellis

  • Abby Peterson, Harcourt, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Peterson, 17, is the daughter of Mark and Kim Peterson.

An eight-year 4-H member, Peterson has held the secretary, treasurer and reporter positions in her 4-H club. She has participated in her county 4-H council, National 4-H Congress, State 4-H Council, National 4-H Conference and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me to grow as a person and learn many valuable life skills,” said Peterson.

[PHOTO] Abby Peterson

  • Sarah Rethwisch, Fort Dodge, received a state 4-H communication project award. Rethwisch, 16, is the daughter of Steven and Mary Rethwisch.

A seven-year 4-H member, Rethwisch has completed projects on communication, food and nutrition, visual arts, woodworking and clothing. In her 4-H club, she has been president and vice president. She has participated in County 4-H Council.

“4-H has already begun to help me in numerous ways as I look towards the future,” said Rethwisch. “It has helped me stay calm during interviews, get into trips to foreign countries and will continue to help me as I look for jobs and the perfect college.”

[PHOTO] Sarah Rethwisch

  • Charlie Shelton, Duncombe, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Shelton, 17, is the son of Mike and Deb Shelton.

An eight-year 4-H member, Shelton has done projects on forestry, food and nutrition, citizenship, pets and cats. In his club, he was secretary, historian and news reporter. He has participated in is county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has given me great character in various situations and aspects of life,” said Shelton.

[PHOTO] Charlie Shelton

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