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Franklin County 4-H Member Receives Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa-- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Franklin 4-H member. Whitney Plagge, Latimer, has received the Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.


Plagge, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Roy and Cindy Plagge. She has participated on the county 4-H council and youth committees and the area 4-H council. She has shown health presentations at the Iowa State Fair, a subject important to Plagge "especially because I am diabetic and have had major injuries resulting from high school sports." She also won a trip to Chicago in 2005 for overall involvement in 4-H, school and the community. Plagge served as president, vice-president and treasurer of her 4-H club. In school, she is active in National Honor Society, jazz band and various sports.


"4-H has helped me in so many ways with my education and my character," Plagge said. "It has opened so many doors and given me so many great opportunities. I want to help others see the importance of eating healthy and living an active life and in 4-H I have learned these two small tasks can help prevent problems and diseases."


Plagge is currently a senior at CAL Community High School and plans to double major in dietetics and exercise science at Iowa State University.


For more information about 4-H, contact the local county office of Iowa State University Extension.



Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu


Carol Ouverson, Extension Comunication and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu