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.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, firstname.lastname@example.org