AMES, Iowa -- Chelsea Friedrich received a state 4-H communication project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Friedrich, 17, is the daughter of Rod and Toni Friedrich of Alta Vista.
During her nine years of 4-H involvement, Friedrich has completed several major projects including communication, leadership, citizenship, rabbit and food and nutrition. She has served her local 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, photographer, historian, game leader and call committee member. Friedrich has served on her County, Area and the Iowa State 4-H Councils. She also serves on her County Youth Committee and has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa. Friedrich has received a state 4-H project award in citizenship. She has also been awarded certificates of excellence for her educational presentation and working exhibit at the Iowa State Fair.
"Through 4-H, I have developed leadership, citizenship and life skills," said Friedrich. "Without these skills, I would not have been able to accomplish what I have. 4-H has taught me how to be comfortable talking in front of an audience, how to be responsible, organized and independent. Most importantly, 4-H has shown me that with determination and confidence, I can achieve anything that I set my mind to."
Friedrich is a senior at Ivanhoe Christian Academy.
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