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West Pottawattamie County 4-H Member Receives Juergens 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa-- A $1,500 scholarship has been awarded to a West Pottawattamie County 4-H member. T. J. Masker, Neola, has received the Juergens 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Juergens family in honor of Dale and Ruth Juergens.


Masker, a 10-year member, is the son of R. John and Debra Masker. He is active in market beef, market swine and leadership project areas and has been awarded the AK-SAR-BEN and Outstanding Club Member awards. Masker has participated in area, county and state 4-H councils and has served as president, reporter and photographer of his 4-H club. He has participated in an inner city cleanup in Washington D.C., has been a counselor at 4-H lock-ins and has done several projects for the Micah House Homeless Shelter. In school, he serves on the student council and is active in National Honor Society, the school newspaper and various sports.


"I cannot imagine my life without 4-H," Masker said, "Being a member has taught me how to be a positive leader and how to set and achieve different goals."


Masker is currently a senior at St. Albert Catholic High School and plans to attend Iowa State University to double major in animal science and agricultural and biosystems engineering.


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



Contacts :

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

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