AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Cass County 4-H member. Tasia Becker, Cumberland, has received an Orschelin 4-H scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home Supply Co., Inc.
Becker, an 11-year member, is the daughter of Pat and Galen Becker. She is active in dairy, food and nutrition and home improvement project areas. Becker has served on county youth committee and 4-H council and as president, vice-president and secretary of her 4-H club. She has won the Iowa Sewing Guild Special Recognition, Food and Nutrition Certificate of Merit and participated in fashion revue and Best of Iowa at her county fair. Becker also has received showmanship awards for her dairy calves. In school, she is active in FFA, National Honor Society and student council.
"Because of 4-H I've learned valuable skills, such as leadership and communication, that will help me as a teacher," Becker said. "I will be able to incorporate some of my 4-H agricultural experiences by teaching kids where their food comes from and other basics of agriculture. I will be able to encourage kids to get involved in 4-H and share some of my own experiences from 4-H."
Becker is currently a senior at CAM High School and plans to attend Iowa State University to major in early childhood education.
For more information about 4-H, contact the local county office of Iowa State University Extension.