Eight Iowa 4-H members have received 4-H scholarships. Recipients are from Dubuque, Fayette, Hamilton, Hardin and Harrison counties.
Hammerand attends Iowa State University and is majoring in dairy science and biology. She is involved in the ISU Dairy Science Club and is an ISU Dairy Judging Team member.
“4-H has provided me the foundation for my future,” Hammerand said. “By actively participating in 4-H, especially through dairy projects, my involvement has cultivated leadership skills, knowledge and the ability to communication well.”
An eight-year 4-H member, Lee has been involved in the photography, food and nutrition, clothing, home improvement and poultry project areas. She served as club vice president, treasurer and historian. She plans to attend Northeast Iowa Community College.
“4-H has helped me by providing opportunities to meet new people and build leadership and communication skills to help prepare for my future,” said Lee.
A nine-year 4-H member, Stahr has been involved in the consumer management, clothing, food and nutrition, leadership and citizenship project areas. She served as club president, vice president and historian. She plans to attend Wartburg College to major in communication arts.
“If it wasn’t for 4-H, I would not be the person I am today,” Stahr said. “The 4-H program has taught me so many valuable life skills including communication, leadership and citizenship.”
Olson attends Iowa State University and is majoring in agricultural business and international agriculture. She is involved in Ag Business Club, Collegiate FFA, ISU Ag Ambassadors, Alpha Zeta Ag Honor Fraternity, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lyrica, Student Athlete Advisory Committee and ISU track and cross country.
“At an early age, 4-H taught me the importance of knowledge (Head), community service and being a caring individual (Heart), hard work (Hands) and my emotional and physical well-being (Health),” said Olson.
Ryan attends Iowa State University and is majoring in civil engineering. He is involved in the President’s Leadership Class, Freshman Leaders in Engineering, ASCE Steel Bridge Team, Collegiate 4-H, the honors program, Slow Food Club and Dance Marathon.
“4-H has provided me a way to enhance my natural skills and prepare for a challenging future,” said Ryan.
Stakey attends Iowa State University and is majoring in child, adult and family services. She is involved in the President’s Leadership Class, HDFS learning community peer mentoring and Dance Marathon.
“4-H taught me many life skills that I put to use every day,” said Stakey.
A nine-year 4-H member, Cook has been involved in the horse, market beef, food and nutrition, home improvement and breeding beef project areas. She served as club president, secretary and historian. She plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa to major in Elementary Education.
“Through 4-H, I learned how to be a leader, how to communicate clearly and successful, I learned the quality of a good citizen, as well as many specialized skills from individual projects,” said Cook.
A nine-year 4-H member, Thompson has been involved in the home improvement, visual art, food and nutrition, communication and woodworking project areas. He served as club president, vice president and secretary. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in architecture.
“4-H has allowed me to explore opportunities that I would not have experienced otherwise,” said Thompson.