Extension News

Worth County 4-H Member Receives C. J. Gauger 4-H Scholarship

5/4/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $750 scholarship has been awarded to a Worth County 4-H member. Ben Schipull, Northwood, received the C.J. Gauger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Scholarship Endowment Fund.

 

Schipull, a 12-year 4-H member, is the son of Dennis and Ramona Schipull. He has served as vice president and treasurer of his 4-H club. Schipull has participated most actively in the swine, sheep, crop production, science and technology and photography project areas. He has served on the state, county and area 4-H councils and the county 4-H youth committee. Schipull attended National 4-H Congress, the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, and the Citizenship-Washington Focus conference. He received a state citizenship project award and the county AK-SAR-BEN award.

 

"4-H has shown me that you can't judge a book by its cover. When I first entered 4-H, I thought it was just a bunch a farm kids showing off their livestock, but as I became older I learned that there is so much more," Schipull said. "Through 4-H I have developed a variety of talents and I have developed an interest in engineering that will lead me to a successful career."

 

Schipull is a senior at Northwood Kensett High School. He plans to attend Iowa State University to study engineering.

 

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