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Polk County 4-H Member Receives Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Polk County 4-H member. Jacob J. Zehr, Bondurant, received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Advancement of Agriculture.


Zehr, an 11-year 4-H member, is the son of Douglas and Emilie Zehr. He has served as president and vice president of his 4-H club. Zehr has participated most actively in the aerospace, citizenship, leadership, animal science and sheep project areas. He has served on his county 4-H council and county youth committee, and is a junior leader for the rabbit and cat projects. Zehr has exhibited rabbits and sheep, and has participated in 4-H communication events at the Iowa State Fair. His team placed first in the Iowa State Fair Quiz Bowl and he has received county leadership and agriculture awards.


"I have been able to develop my communication, citizenship and leadership through my projects in 4-H," Zehr said. "By being involved in 4-H, I have been able to choose between two career paths: aerospace and veterinary science. I have been able to gain experience in both areas and have decided to pursue a veterinary science career."


Zehr plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall to study animal science and pre-veterinary medicine.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Iowa State University Extension office in your county.





Contacts :

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu

Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu