2012 4-H Scholarships: Sac through Wright Counties

August 2012

Six Iowa 4-H members have received 4-H scholarships. Recipients are from Sac, Scott, Tama, Worth and Wright counties.

  • Sac County 4-H’er Kourtney Determan, Early, has received a $1,000 Peyton Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Peyton family endowment. Determan, 22, is the daughter of Steve and Barb Determan.

Determan attends Iowa State University and is majoring in agricultural education. She is involved in Kappa Alpha Theta, Colleges Against Cancer and the blood drive.

“Communications has always been an important part of my life,” Determan said. “Through 4-H, I learned all the different types of communication and how important it is in all types of business and life.”

  • Scott County 4-H’er Levi Moser, LeClaire, has received a $500 Paul 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Henry and Mary Martin Paul. Moser, 18, is the son of Jay and Amber Moser.

A nine-year 4-H member, Moser has been involved in the livestock, home improvement, visual art, science, mechanics and engineering and community service project areas. He served as club treasurer. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in mechanical engineering.

“Throughout the years, 4-H taught me many life skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork, which I’ll be able to use for the rest of my life,” said Moser.

  • Scott County 4-H’er Lexie Reed, Bettendorf, has received a $750 Kiser 4-H Scholarship sponsored by contributors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation for the Kiser Scholarship fund. Reed, 18, is the daughter of Roger and Gina Reed.

A six-year 4-H member, Reed has been involved in the horse, animal science, veterinary science, home improvement and safety project areas. She served as club treasurer. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science.

“4-H is a safe and encouraging environment that helped me to discover my love for animal science,” said Reed.

  • Tama County 4-H’er Claire Reinhard, Gladbrook, has received a $500 Alumni 4-H Regent Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship endowment fund. Reinhard, 18, is the daughter of Lisa Reinhard.

A nine-year 4-H member, Reinhard has been involved in the veterinary science, home improvement, clothing, photography and dog project areas. She served as club president and treasurer. She plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa.

“Without this organization, I wouldn’t be the determined person I am today,” Reinhard said. “I have learned to be a leader and gained a lot of respect for citizenship and volunteering.”

  • Worth County 4-H’er Evan Fritz, Northwood, has received a $750 C. J. Gauger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship endowment fund. Fritz, 18, is the son of Keith and Laura Fritz.

A nine-year 4-H member, Fritz has been involved in the communication, photography, home improvement, woodworking and livestock project areas. He served as club treasurer, recorder and historian. He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in kinesiology, pre-medicine.

“4-H has been the single most important factor in my life that has led to my happiness and success,” said Fritz.

  • Wright County 4-H’er Adelai Swanson, Galt, has received a $750 Schmalenberger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Carl Schmalenberger memorial funds. Swanson, 18, is the daughter of Stuart and Lori Swanson.

A nine-year 4-H member, Swanson has been involved in the swine, welding, clothing, food and nutrition and child development project areas. She served as club president, vice president and secretary. She plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agricultural business.

“Agriculture has been such an important part of my life thanks to my involvement in 4-H, and I would like to turn that aspect into a career,” said Swanson.

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