Extension News

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

5/26/2006

AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Webster County 4-H member. Kathleen 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 daughter of Scott and Lisa Tapper. She is active in beef, swine, communication and home improvement project areas. Tapper has won leadership, citizenship and merit achievement awards and also has been awarded the Chicago Trip Award. She has served on county, area and state 4-H councils and was a Citizenship Washington Focus participant. Tapper has served as secretary, treasurer and reporter for her 4-H club and has started and runs MMK Cattle Company with her brother, Mark. In school, she is active in FFA, National Honor Society and various sports.

 

"4-H has been my foundation for all of my future goals and aspirations," Tapper said. "Through 4-H, I really learned what it takes to be a veterinarian in a small community and learned the value of a strong work ethic."

 

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

 

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

 

-30-

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

cjk