AMES, Iowa-- Chelsea Friedrich of Howard County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Friedrich, 17, is the daughter of Rod and Toni Friedrich of Alta Vista and a senior at Ivanhoe Christian Academy.
Friedrich 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. Friedrich was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
A nine-year 4-H’er, Friedrich has earned county project awards in leadership, citizenship, communication, rabbit, self-determined, food and nutrition, dog, home improvement and clothing. She served her 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, photographer, historian, and recreation leader. Friedrich served on the county, area and state 4-H Councils and the County Youth Committee. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University. Friedrich received a state 4-H project award for citizenship and communication and received seals of excellence on her Educational Presentation and Working Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair.
"Through 4-H, I have developed leadership, citizenship and life skills," said Friedrich. "Without these skills, I would not have been able to accomplish what I have. 4-H has taught me how to be comfortable talking in front of an audience and how to be responsible, organized and dependent. Most importantly, 4-H has shown me that with determination and confidence, I can achieve anything I set my mind to."
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