AMES, Iowa-- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Marion County 4-H member. Kassi Williams, Knoxville, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.
Williams, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Lane and Teresa Williams. She is active in horse, beef, cattle, dairy cattle and photography project areas. Williams has served on county 4-H council and as president, vice-president and secretary of her 4-H club. She also has received a Leadership Award and Award of Merit. Williams has exhibited horses several times at the Iowa State Fair and county fairs, winning champion pony and champion senior showman. She has won excellence awards at both county and state fair levels in communications and was crowned Marion County Beef Princess and Senior Cowgirl Queen. In school, Williams is active in volleyball, basketball and National Honor Society.
"I have learned many valuable lessons, such as determination, responsibility and dedication, through my nine years of 4-H participation," Williams said. "Through my experiences I am better prepared for my desired career as a veterinarian."
Williams is currently a senior at Knoxville High School and plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science pre-veterinary.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Iowa State University Extension office in your county.