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Adair County 4-H'er Earns Communication Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- Natalie Bohling of Adair County received a state 4-H communication project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Bohling, 16, is the daughter of Lynn and Elaine Bohling of Greenfield.


During her seven years of 4-H involvement, Bohling has completed several major projects including communication, visual arts, food and nutrition, clothing and citizenship.  She has served her local 4-H club as president and treasurer. Bohling has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa and the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C. She has served on her County 4-H Council, the Iowa State 4-H Council and her County Youth Committee. Bohling participated in Camera Corps and the Iowa State Clothing Event at the Iowa State Fair.  She also received a State Fair food and nutrition award and was involved in the Celebrity Judging at the Iowa State Fair.  Bohling received Top Working Exhibit and Educational Presentation and Rabbit Showmanship at her county fair, Outstanding Intermediate and the 4-H Spirit Award. She was the recipient of the 2005 Iowa Youth Character Counts award and co-wrote "Iowa Promises…Our Youth". She received an Iowa Farm Bureau Challenge grant to partner with local Library Friends and coordinated workshops for a summer reading program for youth.


"The opportunity of learning by doing has been an asset in my communication project," said Bohling. "I am more confident with offering my ideas and thoughts at local, county and state activities."


Bohling is a junior at Nodaway Valley High School.


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