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Howard County 4-H'er Earns Communication Project Award


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.



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