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


AMES, Iowa-- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Hamilton County 4-H member. Charlie Hild, Webster City, received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.


Hild, a 10-year member, is the son of Mark and Nancy Hild. He is active in sheep, poultry, beef and swine project areas, winning reserve and champion overall for poultry at the Iowa State Fair and county champion at county fair for three years. Hild has also won the State Sheep Award and has been the county champion twice. Hild has been awarded the AK-SAR-BEN award and a trip to Chicago for overall excellence. He has served on county 4-H council and as president, vice-president and treasurer of his 4-H club. In school, Hild participates in National Honor Society, football, student council and is his chapter's FFA president.


"I've been involved with the fair and animals since I've been in kindergarten," said Hild. "Through 4-H I have gained a lot of friendships I know would not have been possible if I hadn't been involved in all the fairs."


Hild is currently a senior at Webster City High School and plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine.


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