Extension News

Boone County 4-H Member Receives Orscheln 4-H Scholarship

5/4/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Boone County 4-H member. Kayla Toms, Boone, received an Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm & Home Supply Co., Inc.

 

Toms, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Jeff and Carla Toms. She has served as vice president and secretary of her 4-H club and as a member of her county 4-H council. Toms has participated most actively in the photography, food and nutrition, cat, self-determined and visual arts project areas. Toms has received a county merit award and achievement awards and is a junior cat project leader. She was also a 2004 Iowa State Fair Camera Corps participant.

 

"To me, 4-H means being able to communication with others successfully, being a leader and volunteering my time to help others. In return, that has helped me to become a better person," Toms said.

 

Toms is a senior at Boone High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and the women's varsity golf team. She plans to attend Iowa State University to study agricultural business.

 

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