AMES, Iowa-- Megan Fischer of Pottawattamie County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Fischer, 17, is the daughter of Ben and Dee Fischer of Minden and a senior at Tri-Center Community School.
Fischer will be 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. Fischer was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
A nine-year 4-H’er, Fischer has entered the leadership, citizenship, food and nutrition, clothing and beef project areas. She served her 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, historian, photographer, recreation leader and youth leader. Fischer 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. Fischer earned a seal of excellence on her Working Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, and was Champion Senior Girl in Clothing Selection at the county level.
"The 4-H program has positively influenced who I am today," said Fischer. "My 4-H experiences have taught me how to be an effective leader and responsible citizen. Through my 4-H projects, I have been able to develop communication skills that will benefit my future college and career plans."
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