Extension News

Calhoun County 4-H'er Earns Leadership Project Award

9/27/2005

AMES, Iowa -- Zachary Sersland of Calhoun County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Sersland, 17, is the son of John and Mary Sersland of Rockwell City.

 

During his eight years of 4-H involvement, Sersland has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, communication, music and home improvement.  He has served on his County, Area and the Iowa State 4-H Councils.  Sersland has also served his local 4-H club as secretary and reporter. He has received a state 4-H project music award and seals of excellence on his educational presentations and working exhibits at the Iowa State Fair. Sersland has also received the Ak-Sar-Ben, "I Dare You", Merit awards and Top Intermediate and Senior 4-H'er in his county.

 

"4-H has helped me to set goals and accomplish them," said Sersland. "It has made me better organized with my time and has gotten me to ask for help when I need it. It has also gotten me to evaluate my accomplishments."

 

Sersland is a senior at Rockwell City-Lytton High School.

 

For more information on how to get involved in 4-H contact your county's Iowa State University Extension office.

 

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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