AMES, Iowa-- Sydni Williams of Buena Vista County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Williams, 18, is the daughter of Mark and Deb Williams of Storm Lake and a senior at Storm Lake Saint Mary's High School.
Williams 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. Williams was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
A nine-year 4-H’er, Williams has entered the poultry, citizenship, leadership, photography and communications project areas. She served her 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Williams also served on the county, area and state 4-H Councils and the County Youth Committee. She attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University and the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C. Williams received a state 4-H project award in poultry, the Best Large Fowl Poultry at the Iowa State Fair as well as a seal of excellence for Extemporaneous Speaking. She earned county senior merit and achievement awards, a Junior Leadership award, the Craig Sump Memorial and the "I Dare You" award. Williams also is a member of the Iowa Speak Out for Military Kids committee.
"4-H has made me who I am today," said Williams. "I have found my passion for speaking in front of people because of 4-H and hope to study communications in college. 4-H has also helped me meet great people from across Iowa and around the nation."
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