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Chickasaw County 4-H Member Receives Schulte 4-H Scholarship

5/4/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Chickasaw County 4-H member. Emily Throndson, New Hampton, received the Schulte 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Florine and Ron Swanson.

 

Throndson, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Rick and Donna Throndson. She has served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club. Throndson has participated most actively in the child development, clothing, food and nutrition and home improvement project areas. She has served on her county 4-H council and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Throndson won a citizenship award and volunteers in a third grade classroom at her school.

 

"Giving presentations and holding offices in 4-H have helped me with my public speaking skills. I've also learned how to work with all kinds of people and how to step up and be a leader," Throndson said. "4-H has also given me many opportunities to work with children, which has led me to want to be an elementary teacher even more."

 

Throndson is a senior at New Hampton High School. She plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa to study elementary education.

 

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