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Woodbury County 4-H'er Earns Leadership Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- Melanie Adam of Woodbury County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Adam, 17, is the daughter of Brian and Kay Adam of Sioux City.


During her nine years of 4-H involvement, Adam has completed several major projects including communication, citizenship, clothing, family heritage and food and nutrition. She has served her local 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary and historian. Adam has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa and the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served on her County and Area 4-H Councils and has received a state 4-H project award in communication. Adam has also received the "Spirit of 4-H" award and a seal of excellence award on her 4-H working exhibits at the Iowa State Fair.


"When I first joined 4-H at age 10, I was very shy and I never would have imagined that I would someday achieve a leadership role," said Adam. "4-H has allowed me countless opportunities to develop my leadership, citizenship and communication abilities. I have also gained many life skills, as well as opportunities to travel and to work with other youth and adults.  The benefits I have received from 4-H will undoubtedly influence the rest of my life."



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



Contacts :

Brenda Allen, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

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