Extension News

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

6/17/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Cedar County 4-H member. Sarah Christensen, Tipton, received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Advancement of Agriculture.

 

Christensen, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Rick and Pat Christensen. She has served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club. Christensen has participated most actively in the breeding beef, market beef, market lambs, food and nutrition, and clothing project areas. She has exhibited 4-H breeding heifers, market steers and market lambs at the Iowa State Fair and the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H livestock show. Christensen was a member of 4-H County Council, a junior superintendent for the Cedar County Fair and was a 2004-2005 4-H youth ambassador to the Ak-Sar-Ben livestock show.

 

"The 4-H values and skills that I learned while participating in livestock projects was a natural blend for me to enter the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University and major in animal science," Christensen said. "As I grew and developed I expanded my horizons and encouraged others to do the same."

 

Christensen, a recent graduate of Tipton High School, plans to attend Iowa State University 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