Extension News

Washington County Student Receives Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship

5/19/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County student. Michael Vittetoe, Washington, 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.

 

"I think the most important ideas that I learned from the Hills Bank Leadership training program were to listen to everyone in your group and make sure everyone has an adequate job," Vittetoe, the son of Dennis and Janet Vittetoe, said.

 

Vittetoe has been involved in several activities including National Honor Society, FFA, wrestling, cross-country, track and Hi-Club. He received an Iowa FFA Degree and FFA Academic Achievement Award and was a member of the Academic All-Conference team in wrestling and cross-country.  Vittetoe was the captain of his cross-country and wrestling teams.

 

A senior at Washington High School, Vittetoe plans to attend the University of Iowa to begin his studies in civil engineering.

 

For more information about 4-H or its scholarship program, 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