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Washington County 4-H'er Earns Horse Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- Priscilla Marlar of Washington County received a state 4-H horse project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  Marlar, 17, is the daughter of Rick and Patsy Marlar of Wayland.


During her nine years of 4-H involvement, Marlar has completed several major projects including horse, communication, sheep, bucket calves and poultry.  She has served her local 4-H club as president for two years. Marlar has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa. She has served on her County 4-H Council and her County Youth Committee. Marlar was selected to represent Iowa on the State Horse Judging Team at the National Horse Judging Competition in Denver, Colorado. She has received county project awards in citizenship, leadership and horse.


"I feel that 4-H has deeply impacted my development as a young person by offering me the opportunity to expand my citizenship and leadership skills," said Marlar. "4-H has molded me into a leader in my club, school and community by requiring me to be responsible for my projects. This organization has taught me how to set goals and have the perseverance it takes to achieve them. This program has taught me how to put my best foot forward and always set out with the intention and drive to succeed. Thanks to 4-H, I will never have to say that I didn't get a chance to make an impact.  I can easily say that I have taken my best and had the opportunity to truly make it better."


Marlar is home schooled and dual-enrolled at WACO High School as a senior. 


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