AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County student. Alyssa Reichelt, Iowa City, received a Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company.
The Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship is awarded to as many as 20 students each year. The recipients, who apply during their junior year in high school, attend nine hours of leadership training sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company during their senior year. Afterward, they receive $500 per semester for two years. The scholarship may be used at any of Iowa's accredited universities, colleges or community colleges.
"Being in the Hills Bank leadership training program made me realize that leadership is needed daily, in every community that I belong to," Reichelt, the daughter of Lee and Lori Reichelt, said. "It also helped open up my options for the future, allowing me to see several different possibilities of what direction my life might take."
Reichelt has been involved in several activities including dance team, volleyball, track, Key Club, National Honor Society, speech and drama. She was co-captain of the dance team and is active in community service through junior/senior service day and volunteer work at Emerson Point. Reichelt was recognized on the honor roll and is an inaugural class member of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program.
A senior at Regina High School, Reichelt plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa and major in psychology.
For more information about 4-H or its scholarship program, contact the Iowa State University Extension office in your county.
Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640