AMES, Iowa -- The following 4-H’ers have earned 2012 state 4-H project awards. A state 4-H project award is the highest achievement 4-H’ers can receive in 4-H Youth Development project work through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Each student also received a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
An eight-year 4-H member, Wiley has completed projects on communication, food and nutrition, clothing, home improvement and photography. She has served as president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She participated in her county and area 4-H Councils, her county youth committee and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has had an influence on my communication skills by building my confidence as a public speaker,” said Wiley. “Having the ability to speak with confidence has helped develop my leadership and citizenship opportunities as well, and I have used these skills as a 4-H club officer, county council member and as a class officer and student council member at school.”
[PHOTO] Kayla Wiley
A seven-year 4-H member, Reece has completed projects on food and nutrition, clothing, woodworking, citizenship and leadership. He has served as president, vice president and historian of his 4-H club. He participated in his county 4-H council, the Citizenship-Washington Focus, the 4-H exchange program and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“I have gained many skills through 4-H,” said Reece. “First, I have gained many social skills, and met many people from all over the world, some who will be lifelong friends.”
[PHOTO] Kenton Reece
A six-year 4-H member, Whalen has completed projects on citizenship, communication, outdoor activities, rabbits and dogs. She has served as president, vice president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She participated in her county 4-H council.
“4-H has made my life better by teaching me how to identify opportunities to help others in my community,” Whalen said.
[PHOTO] Emma Whalen
A seven-year 4-H member, Hanlon has completed projects on child development, communication, sheep, leadership and sewing/clothing. She has served as president and historian of her 4-H club. She participated in her county and area 4-H councils and national 4-H congress.
“4-H has given me the skills and knowledge to set goals for myself and to take leadership roles in my club, community, school, county and state,” Hanlon said.
An eight-year 4-H member, Appler has completed projects on leadership, food and nutrition, dairy, citizenship and photography. She has served as secretary, treasurer and reporter of her 4-H club. She participated in her county and state 4-H councils and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped me become a well-rounded person,” Appler said.
[PHOTO] Kathryn Appler