Extension News

Washington County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer Hi-Bred International 4-H Scholarship

5/4/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County 4-H member. Andrew Schneider, Riverside, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

 

Schneider, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of James and Louella Schneider. He has served as president and vice president of his 4-H club. Schneider has participated most actively in the market beef, breeding beef, photography, swine and communications project areas. He has served on his county 4-H council and was the county champion senior beef showman. Schneider has exhibited beef at the Iowa State Fair, Ak-Sar-Ben, and the Iowa Beef Expo.

 

"4-H has built my character and prepared me for a future in agriculture," Schneider said. "I hope to be able to participate in and give back to 4-H even after my years of exhibiting."

 

Schneider is a senior at Highland High School. He plans to attend Kirkwood Community College to study natural resources and ecology management.

 

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