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Pocahontas County 4-H'er Earns Citizenship Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- Peter Seehusen of Pocahontas County received a state 4-H citizenship project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Seehusen, 17, is the son of Raymond and Donna Seehusen of Pocahontas.


During his eight years of 4-H involvement, Seehusen has completed several major projects including sheep, beef, citizenship, animal science and leadership. He has served his local 4-H club as president, vice president, treasurer and photographer. Seehusen has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa, and the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C. He has served on his county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Technology Team. Seehusen has received blue and purple ribbons at the Iowa State Fair sheep show and county 4-H awards in science and arts, home economics, and animal science. He was also awarded the Character Counts Youth of Good Character for his flag disposal box project and is a semi-finalist for the National Council on Youth Leadership for north central Iowa.


"Through 4-H, I have discovered the interests and talents that I have, and I will take these interests and talents into my future career," said Seehusen.  "4-H has taught me life skills that I have needed to become a good citizen and leader in my community and in my future."


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