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Webster County 4-H'er Earns Citizenship Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- Ashley Garst of Webster County received a state 4-H citizenship project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Garst, 17, is the daughter of Daniel and Lou Ann Garst of Fort Dodge.


During her eight years of 4-H involvement, Garst has completed several major projects including citizenship, communication, home improvement, food and nutrition and visual art.  She has served her local 4-H club as president, reporter, photographer and historian. Garst 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 and Youth Committee. Garst has been an Iowa State Fair Communication participant, receiving a seal of merit and two seals of excellence on her educational presentations and a seal of excellence on her working exhibit. She has received her county's member achievement, officer achievement and long-term record keeping awards.


"4-H has helped influence me as a person in many ways," said Garst. "I have grown to be a better leader with communication skills that I didn't have as a shy 4th grader. Through 4-H, I have felt the amazing satisfaction of being able to help other people and see that the little a person does can make the biggest difference. In my future plans, I hope to choose a career where I will be able to work with people."


Garst is a senior at St. Edmond 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