AMES, Iowa-- Greta Johnson of Plymouth County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Johnson, 18, is the daughter of Carl and Joann Johnson of Ireton and a senior at Le Mars Community High School.
Johnson 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. Johnson was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
A nine-year 4-H’er, Johnson has entered the clothing, food and nutrition, home improvement, communication and fashion revue project areas. She served her 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, historian and reporter. Johnson 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. At the county level, Johnson received the "I Dare You" award, the Ak-Sar-Ben award and was crowned the 2005 Plymouth County Fair Queen. At the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest, she won the title of "Miss Leadership." Johnson also is an Iowa 4-H Foundation member.
"The people I've met and the skills I've gained from 4-H have helped me become the person I am today," said Johnson. "Because I have participated in communication and leadership opportunities, I may pursuer a career in public relations."
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