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Webster County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer 4-H Scholarship



AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Webster County 4-H member. Mark Tapper, Webster City, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.


Tapper, a nine-year member, is the son of Scott and Lisa Tapper. He is active in swine, beef, communication and food nutrition project areas. He has won the Chicago Trip Award and county project awards in swine, food and nutrition and agriculture. Tapper has served on county and area 4-H councils and as president, vice-president and historian of his 4-H club. He was a participant in Citizenship Washington Focus and has attended the Iowa 4-H Conference numerous times. Tapper is also involved in FFA and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.


"Being in 4-H has created a solid foundation for my future," Tapper said. "I have grown up with agriculture and really enjoy the industry. I think it will provide many opportunities for my future."


Tapper is currently a senior at Northeast Hamilton Community School and plans to attend Ellsworth Community College to study agricultural business.


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