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Washington County 4-H'er to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta



AMES, Iowa-- Priscilla Marlar of Washington County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29.  Marlar, 17, is the daughter of Rick and Patsy Marlar of Wayland.


Marlar 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.  Marlar was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.


A nine-year 4-H’er, Marlar is home-schooled and dual enrolled as a senior at WACO High School. She entered the horse, communication, sheep, bucket calves and poultry project areas.  She served her 4-H club as president and served on the county 4-H Council and the County Youth Committee.  She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University.  Marlar received a state 4-H project award in horse and has received the county's Intermediate and Senior awards in citizenship, leadership and record book.  Marlar also was chosen to represent Iowa on the State Horse Judging Team at the National Horse Judging Competition in Denver, Colorado.


"4-H has deeply impacted my development as a young person by offering me the opportunity to expand on my citizenship and leadership skills," said Marlar.  "4-H has molded me into a leader within my club, school and community by requiring me to be responsible for my projects.  This organization has taught me how to set goals and have the perseverance it takes to achieve them.  Thanks to 4-H, I will never have to say that I didn't have a chance to make an impact."


For more information on how to get involved in 4-H contact your county's Iowa State University Extension office.



Contacts :

Brenda Allen, Youth Campus Director, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu

A high resolution photo is also available:  PriscillaMarlar.jpg