AMES, Iowa-- Kierstyn Borg of Linn County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Borg, 17, is the daughter of Eldean and Sheila Borg of Mount Vernon and a senior at Mount Vernon High School.
Borg 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. Borg was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
An eight-year 4-H’er, Borg has entered the citizenship, leadership and photography project areas. She served her 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary/treasurer and reporter. Borg served on the county and state 4-H Councils and the County Youth Committee. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University. Borg received a state 4-H project award in citizenship, a seal of Excellence for Extemporaneous Speaking at the Iowa State Fair, the Danforth Leadership award and was featured at the Iowa Professional Photographers 4-H Photo Honor Gallery at the 2005 Iowa State Fair.
"4-H experiences have given me a foundation that supports me in my class work and in other community leadership opportunities," said Borg. "I have friends throughout the state who I have met through 4-H. I have learned from them and I treasure their friendship. 4-H has also greatly expanded my vision for future education and career opportunities."
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