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Black Hawk County 4-H Member Receives Duroe 4-H Scholarship

5/4/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Black Hawk County 4-H member. Lily Darold, Hudson, received the Duroe 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Duroe family of Jesup.

 

Darold, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Dianna Darold and Patrick Darold. She has served as president, secretary and reporter of her 4-H club. Darold has participated most actively in the horse, horticulture, home improvement, dog and clothing project areas. She has served on her county 4-H council and youth committee and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Darold has exhibited at the Iowa State Fair 4-H horse show and is a member of her local saddle club. She is also the recipient of the Danforth "I Dare You" leadership award and county project awards for horse, citizenship and horticulture.

 

"Because of 4-H, I have learned a lot more about myself as a person," Darold said. "I have learned that I like to make a difference and help others. Also, from participating in different presentations, demonstrations and activities, I realized that I want a career in communications. So, I have set goals for my future to become a leader and an overall better person."

 

Darold is a senior at Hudson High School where she is involved in the National Honor Society and show choir. She plans to attend Iowa State University to study agriculture communications and journalism.

 

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

 

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

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

Tracy S. Petersen, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9915