Extension News

Iowa County 4-H'er Earns Rabbit Project Award

9/27/2005

AMES, Iowa -- Heidi Welsh of Iowa County received a state 4-H rabbit project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Welsh, 16, is the daughter of Bob and Nancy Welsh of Williamsburg.

 

During her eight years of 4-H involvement, Welsh has completed several major projects including rabbit, food and nutrition, photography, bucket bottle calf and communication.  She has served her local 4-H club as vice president, secretary, treasurer and historian. Welsh has served on her County 4-H Council and her County Youth Committee. She has received a county rabbit project award and her county's Achievement, Project Research and Make a Difference awards. Welsh has also received the Kinze 4-H Welding project award.

 

"4-H has made the person I am today," said Welsh. "It has helped me to try and learn about many different things that otherwise I may not have been able to. 4-H has presented me with many awesome opportunities from learning to cook, to raising my own rabbits, to extemporaneous speaking and even welding. I hope to be a 4-H leader in Iowa County after college."

 

Welsh is a junior at Williamsburg Community 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