2012 4-H Scholarships: Iowa through Monona Counties

August 2012

Six Iowa 4-H members have received 4-H scholarships. Recipients are from Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Mills and Monona counties.

  • Iowa County 4-H’er Bethany Welsh, Williamsburg, has received a $500 Alice Van Wert Murray 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Alice Van Wert Murray. Welsh, 20, is the daughter of Bob and Nancy Welsh.

Welsh attends the University of Iowa and is majoring in interdepartmental studies: business track. She is involved in the campus activities board, Collegiate 4-H and volunteers.

“4-H taught me the importance of giving back to my community and stepping up to help others achieve some of the same goals that I have been able to achieve,” said Welsh.

  • Jackson County 4-H’er Brittany Kloft, Maquoketa, has received a $1,000 Tubbs 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Ed Tubbs family. Kloft, 18, is the daughter of Darwin Kloft and Karen Kloft.

A nine-year 4-H member, Kloft has been involved in the photography, food and nutrition, visual art, home improvement and rabbit project areas. She served as club vice president, secretary and historian. She plans to attend Iowa State University.

“4-H has provided me with opportunities to constantly strive to achieve more, and this has influence my perspective on my education,” said Kloft.

  • Jasper County 4-H’er Jacob Halferty, Colfax, has received a $500 Alumni 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship endowment fund. Halferty, 19, is the son of John and Kendra Halferty.

A nine-year 4-H member, Halferty has been involved in the market sheep, purebred sheep, market swine and woodworking project areas. He served as club recreation leader and reporter. He plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College to major in welding.

  • Madison County 4-H’er Amanda Huntrods, Van Meter, has received a $500 Wolken 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Stephen and Sue Wolken. Huntrods, 21, is the daughter of Don and Rita Huntrods.

Huntrods attends Iowa State University and is majoring in accounting. She is involved in Collegiate 4-H, the honors program, Beta Alpha Psi Professional Business Fraternity, is a Destination Iowa State leader and a College of Business peer mentor.

  • Mills County 4-H’er Cassie Ford, Malvern, has received a $500 Lloyd W. and Myrtle Obrecht 4-H Scholarship sponsored by LaVerne and Pam Obrecht. Ford, 20, is the daughter of Mark and Sherry Ford.

Ford attends Iowa State University and is majoring in animal science. She is involved in Collegiate 4-H, Block and Bridle, Colleges Against Cancer and The Salt Company.

“4-H helped teach me patience with people as well as animals, and the communication skills necessary to work with all kinds of horses and people,” said Ford.

  • Monona County 4-H’er Danielle Foss, Onawa, has received a $1,000 Stakey 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship fund. Foss, 18, is the daughter of Dan and Diane Foss.

A nine-year 4-H member, Foss has been involved in the visual art, woodworking, home improvement, child development and photography project areas. She served as club president, vice president and historian. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in food science.

“Experiences in 4-H helped me become an outgoing speaker and confident person,” said Foss.

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