2012 4-H Scholarships: Boone through Cass Counties

August 2012

Eight Iowa 4-H members have received 4-H scholarships. Recipients are from Boone, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun and Cass counties.

  • Boone County 4-H’er Kaitlyn Romitti, Madrid, has received a $500 Phyllis J. Olson 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Romitti, 19, is the daughter of John and Kathy Romitti.

Romitti attends Iowa State University and is majoring in dietetics and family and consumer science education. She is involved in the Student Dietetic Association, Culinary Science Club, Student Run Pantry (SHOP) and collegiate 4-H.

“Without the 4-H program, I truly would not be the person I am today,” Romitti said. “It has taught me so many life skills including the ability to work with many types of people and perseverance.”

  • Buchanan County 4-H’er Megan Kleve, Dundee, has received a $1,000 Lloyd Inc. 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Lloyd Inc. Kleve, 22, is the daughter of Dennis and Dawn Kleve.

Kleve attends Iowa State University and is majoring in veterinary medicine. She is involved in the ISU Dairy Science Club, Pre-Vet Club, Block and Bridle and is a dairy science teaching assistant.

“My goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian stemmed from my participation in 4-H in addition to my family farm experiences,” said Kleve.

  • Buena Vista County 4-H’er Christopher Sievers, Albert City, has received a $1,000 Lloyd Inc. 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Lloyd Inc. Sievers, 21, is the son of Todd and Laura Sievers.

Sievers attends Iowa State University and is majoring in veterinary medicine. He is involved in Block and Bridle and meat and livestock judging teams.

“4-H has had a major influence on my life,” Sievers said. “I have made lifelong friends through 4-H, and have traveled across the United States.”

  • Butler County 4-H’er Kayla Kampman, Allison, has received a $500 Marie A. Busch Memorial 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Marie A. Busch. Kampman, 20, is the daughter of Donavon and Ruth Kampman.

Kampman attends Iowa State University and is majoring in agricultural education.

“My 4-H years molded me into the person I am today and I am grateful for what it has taught me,” said Kampman.

  • Calhoun County 4-H’er Tate Klocke, Rockwell City, has received a $750 Schmalenberger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Carl Schmalenberger memorial funds. Klocke, 18, is the son of Doug and Paula Klocke.

A nine-year 4-H member, Klocke has been involved in the communication, woodworking, science and technology, beef and home improvement project areas. He served as club president, vice president and secretary. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agricultural engineering.

“4-H has given me the confidence to not only speak in public, but also to walk up to people and spark up a conversation,” Klocke said. “It changed me from a shy junior high kid into one of the most confident kids in high school.”

  • Calhoun County 4-H’er Brent Sexton, Rockwell City, has received a $500 Duroe/AGR 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Duroe family. Sexton, 20, is the son of Keith and Barb Sexton.

Sexton attends Iowa State University and is majoring in animal science with a pre-veterinary option. He is involved in Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, the Greek Week Central Committee, Dance Marathon, Block and Bridle, Freshman Council, the 2010 -2011 President’s Leadership Class and the ISU honors program.

“4-H has been instrumental in helping me set realistic goals and develop leadership and communication skills,” said Sexton.

  • Cass County 4-H’er Katelyn Blake, Walnut, has received a $500 Roberts Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Lloyd and Sharon Roberts and Kurt Roberts.

A nine-year 4-H member, Blake has been involved in the beef, communication, visual art, photography and swine project areas. She served as club president, secretary and historian. She plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa.

“4-H has truly made me who I am today,” Blake said. “I love 4-H with all my heart.”

  • Cass County 4-H’er Curtis Ullerich, Wiota, has received a $1,000 Ralph and Agnes Dostal Memorial 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Ralph and Agnes Dostal. Ullerich, 21, is the son of Chris and Gwen Ullerich.

Ullerich attends Iowa State University and is majoring in computer engineering. He is involved in Collegiate 4-H, marching band, Tau Beta Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu and the honors program.

“4-H was the springboard to so much involvement for me,” said Ullerich.

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