2013 4-H State Project Award Winners: Adair and Boone Counties

  • Adair County 4-H’er Bradley A. Baudler, Fontanelle, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Baudler, 18, is the son of Clif and Saundra Baudler.

A nine-year 4-H member, Baudler has completed projects on beef, visual art, clothing, food and nutrition, as well as communication. He has been president, vice president and treasurer of his 4-H club. He has participated in his county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“The citizenship, leadership and communication skills I have developed as part of 4-H will help me as a professional, a family member and a community leader,” Baudler said.

[PHOTO] Bradley A. Baudler

  • Adair County 4-H’er McKenna Davenport, Adair, received a state 4-H child development project award. Davenport, 17, is the daughter of Derek and Beth Davenport.

A nine-year 4-H member, Davenport has completed projects in photography, child development, leadership, food and nutrition, and home improvement. She has served as vice president, treasurer and historian of her 4-H club. Davenport has participated in her county 4-H council and county youth committee.

“4-H has taught me to be organized, be a leader and to communicate in front of a group,” said Davenport. “It has helped me gain new friends and meet many new people.”

  • Adair County 4-H’er Chisum Downing, Creston, received a state 4-H leadership project award. Downing, 18, is the son of Steve and Karen Downing.

A nine-year 4-H member, Downing has completed projects on beef, food and nutrition, swine, citizenship and leadership. He has served as president, vice president and treasurer with his 4-H club. Downing has participated in his county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Being in 4-H has really brought me out of my shell and has given me so many opportunities to better myself as a person,” said Downing.

  • Adair County 4-H’er Kysa Downing, Creston, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Downing, 18, is the daughter of Steve and Karen Downing.

A nine-year 4-H member, Downing has completed projects on beef, home improvement, clothing, swine and visual art. She has served as president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. Downing has participated in her county 4-H council, the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, national and state 4-H conference, as well as state and National 4-H Council.

“4-H has been the foundation of my life,” said Downing. “This great organization has given me the value of hard work and has led me to choose to help others for the rest of my life.”

  • Boone County 4-H’er Zach Martin, Boone, received a state 4-H science, engineering and technology project award. Martin, 15, is the son of Bill Martin and Kristine Johansen.

A seven-year 4-H member, Martin has completed projects on science, engineering and technology, poultry, music, citizenship and leadership. He has served as treasurer, recreation leader and youth “craze” coordinator. Martin has participated in his county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“I think both the technical and personal skills that 4-H has given me will help me through the rest of high school, college and beyond,” said Martin.

[PHOTO] Zach Martin

  • Boone County 4-H’er Kenton Reece, Boone, received a state 4-H woodworking project award. Reece, 17, is the son of Tim and Robyn Reece.

An eight-year member, Reece has completed projects on dogs, woodworking, clothing, food and nutrition, and leadership. He has served as president, vice president and historian of his 4-H club. He has participated in his county 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus, the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and the 4-H Exchange program.

“I have tried many experiences I would not have if not through 4-H,” said Reece.

[PHOTO] Kenton Reece

  • Boone County 4-H’er Aaliyah Scott, Pilot Mound, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Scott, 15, is the daughter of Rob and Lorna Scott.

A six-year 4-H member, Scott has completed projects on beef, sheep, goats, citizenship and music. She has served as president, secretary and reporter of her 4-H club. Scott has participated in her county 4-H council.

“4-H has taught me to help people,” said Scott. “I have learned to identify the needs in my community and plan activities to meet those needs.” 

[PHOTO] Aaliyah Scott

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