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Keokuk County 4-H'er Earns Communication Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- Dustin Draisey of Keokuk County received a state 4-H communication project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Draisey, 16, is the son of Perri and Kim Draisey of Keota.


During his five years of 4-H involvement, Draisey has completed several major projects including communications, vet science, woodworking, landscaping and livestock.  He has served his local 4-H club as secretary and treasurer and is involved on his County and the Iowa State 4-H Councils.  Draisey has also attended as a delegate to the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup conference in Ames, Iowa.  He has received Keokuk county's 2003 Overall Communications Award and the 2004 Ak Sar Ben Leadership Award.  Draisey also received a Seal of Excellence at the Iowa State Fair on his educational presentation.


"4-H has taught me the importance of leadership and responsibility," said Draisey.  "4-H has also helped me develop the qualities that make me a responsible person and a good leader."


Draisey is a junior at Keota Community 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