AMES, Iowa -- Bradly Loughren of Buchanan County received a state 4-H citizenship project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Zetta Lind Memorial. Loughren, 19, is the son of Mike and Dianne Loughren of Hazleton.
During his ten years of 4-H involvement, Loughren has completed several major projects including citizenship, swine, leadership, clothing and communication. He has served his local 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, historian and reporter. He also has served on his County 4-H Council. Loughren has received a state record award in swine, clothing and citizenship. He is a third premier swine exhibitor and has won Iowa State Fair Intermediate and Senior state level awards. Loughren has also received the Danforth "I Dare You" award, the Herb Rathbun Swine award and Outstanding swine, clothing and home economics and member awards.
"4-H has taught me many life skills," said Loughren. "These skills are not just those that I have learned through project areas like swine, citizenship and clothing. "My communication skills have strengthened through many interviews, presentations I have given and written records I have completed. Because of 4-H, I have acquired the knowledge of what it takes to be a good leader and a good citizen of my community.
Loughren is a freshman at Wartburg College.
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