AMES, Iowa -- Kevin Peyton of Sac County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Peyton, 18, is the son of Harold and Sue Peyton of Sac City.
During his nine years of 4-H involvement, Peyton has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, communication, electronics and computer. He has served his local 4-H club as president, vice president, treasurer and reporter. Peyton has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa and the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. He has served on his County and Area 4-H Councils and the State and National 4-H Technology Teams. Peyton has received county project awards in electronics and leadership. He has received his county's Top Educational Presentation in all age levels and Top Record Book. Peyton has also received the Ak-Sar-Ben award and the Champion Beef and Swine Junior Showmanship awards.
"4-H has helped me grow not only in my knowledge and skills, but as an individual," said Peyton. "Through a variety of communication activities, I've become more at ease in front of groups, both large and small. 4-H has helped me explore many of my interests and narrow my choices for college and a future career. 4-H would not provide such a great learning and growing opportunity for kids if it were not for all the great volunteers, staff and parents who support us. I really appreciate all the people who have helped me throughout my years in 4-H."
Peyton is a senior as Sac Community High School.
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