AMES, Iowa-- Lydia Beck of Black Hawk County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Beck, 18, is the daughter of Louis and Pat Beck of Buckingham and a senior at Union High School.
Beck will join 22 other 4-H youth from Iowa at the youth leadership conference, entitled "Lead, Learn, Grow." Iowa's Congress delegates are selected through interviews and evaluation of support materials. Beck was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
A 10-year 4-H’er, Beck has entered the communications, citizenship, home improvement, photography and sheep project areas and served her 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary and historian. Beck served on the county, area and state 4-H Councils and the County Youth Committee. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup at Iowa State University and the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C. Beck received the Outstanding Record Keeping and Senior Achievement awards, the Guldager Merit award and various project awards.
"4-H has opened my eyes to all the amazing opportunities for young people today," said Beck.
For more information on how to get involved in 4-H contact your county's Iowa State University Extension office.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, firstname.lastname@example.org