AMES, Iowa-- Paige Jones of Iowa County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Jones, 17, is the daughter of Terry and Susan Jones of Williamsburg and a senior at Williamsburg Community School.
Jones 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. Jones was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
A nine-year 4-H’er, Jones has entered the communication, beef, food and nutrition, photography and child development project areas. She served her 4-H club as president, vice president, treasurer and historian. Jones served on the county, area and state 4-H Councils and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup at Iowa State University. She participated in the 4-H Exchange program to Colorado and also served as a host for the program. Jones received the Hills Bank Scholarship, State Beef Showmanship award and the David McCartney trophy award. She also received a county achievement award, the Iowa County "Make A Difference" award and many project awards.
"4-H has influenced me as a person by making me who I am," said Jones. "Without 4-H, I wouldn’t be able to talk in front of a large group and be the leader I am today. 4-H has also showed me what I want to do in my future. 4-H has taught me how to be a mentor, and I now know that I want to become a teacher. 4-H has made me a well-rounded person that will help me in my future."
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