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Adair County 4-H'er Earns Leadership Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- DeEtta Bohling of Adair County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Bohling, 18, is the daughter of Lynn and Elaine Bohling of Greenfield.


During her nine years of 4-H involvement, Bohling has completed several major projects including communication, leadership, rabbit, citizenship and food and nutrition.  She has served her local 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Bohling has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa, the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C. and the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served on her County and Area 4-H Councils and the Iowa State 4-H Council. Bohling has served as the secretary of her County Youth Committee and has attended National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. She has received state 4-H project awards in communication and citizenship and was awarded Outstanding Junior, Intermediate and Senior 4-H member in her county. Bohling was also awarded the 4-H Spirit Award and the President's Student Service Challenge award for the past five years.  She received the 2003 Governor's Youth Leadership award, was a 2004 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee and was inducted into the 2005 Iowa Events Center Hall of Pride.


"Having opportunities to develop skills and confidence for leadership and self-discipline is a cornerstone of 4-H," said Bohling. "4-H has helped me work toward my goals of a communication specialist and working with public relations."


Bohling is a freshman at Wartburg College. 


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