AMES, Iowa -- Elise Engeman of Johnson County received a state 4-H clothing project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Engeman, 17, is the daughter of Elaine Engeman of Iowa City.
During her nine years of 4-H involvement, Engeman has completed several major projects including clothing, citizenship, conservation, home improvement and leadership. She has served her local 4-H club as president, vice president, treasurer, historian and recreation leader. Engeman has served on her County and Area 4-H Councils as well as her County Youth Committee. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa. Engeman was selected for the Iowa State Fair Fashion Revue for two years and received special recognition at the 2005 Iowa State Fair Clothing Selection. She has received the 2005 Senior Showmanship award for sheep, the 2005 Commercial Ewe, Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation awards, the President's Volunteer Service award and is the 2005 Johnson County Fair Princess.
"4-H is a significant part of my life," said Engeman. "Through my 4-H participation, I have learned many life skills such as goal setting, responsibility, communication and citizenship. In particular, my eight years of emphasis in the clothing project has provided me an avenue to not only educate myself, but to also use my skills to benefit my community. 4-H has given me a great foundation to build upon as I continue to educate myself. I hope to pursue a career in education and to utilize all the positive qualities 4-H has taught me."
Engeman is a senior at City High School in Iowa City.
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