Sac County 4-H’ers Earn 2012 State 4-H Project Awards

6/28/12

AMES, Iowa -- The following Sac County 4-H’ers have earned 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.

  • Renae Drey, Early, received a state 4-H leadership project award. Drey, 16, is the daughter of Dean and Deb Drey.

A seven-year 4-H member, Drey has completed projects on leadership, food and nutrition, citizenship, communication and consumer management. She has served as secretary and public relations leader of her 4-H club and was on the telephone committee. She participated in her county and state 4-H councils, National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me grow as a person,” Drey said.

  • Aubrey Houska, Sac City, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Houska, 15, is the daughter of Pete and Nancy Houska.

A seven-year 4-H member, Houska has completed projects on swine, citizenship, food and nutrition, personal development and leadership. She has served as president, recreational leader and photographer of her 4-H club. She participated in her county 4-H council, her county youth committee and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has made me a more active person in the community,” Houska said.

  • Lauren Houska, Sac City, received a state 4-H leadership project award. Houska, 18, is the daughter of Pete and Nancy Houska.

A nine-year 4-H member, Houska has completed projects on swine, leadership, communication, food and nutrition and citizenship. She has served as president and secretary of her 4-H club. She participated in her county and state 4-H councils, National 4-H Congress, the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and the 4-H exchange program.

“4-H has helped me develop who I am today by giving me opportunities to find my interests,” Houska said.

  • Tyler Pickhinke, Early, received a state 4-H leadership project award. Pickhinke, 16, is the son of Steve and Tracy Pickhinke.

A six-year 4-H member, Pickhinke has completed projects on beef, communication, citizenship, leadership and visual arts. He has served as reporter, treasurer and vice president of his 4-H club. He participated in his county and state 4-H councils, National 4-H Congress, the Iowa 4-H technology team and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me become a better citizen, leader and person overall,” Pickhinke said.

[PHOTO] Tyler Pickhinke

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