AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Scott County 4-H member. Cara Blake, Davenport, has received the Paul 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Foundation and Henry and Mary Martin Paul.
Blake, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Jodi and Roger Blake. She has participated most actively in the project areas of child development, communications and home improvement. On the county level, she has received awards for dairy showmanship in the junior, intermediate and senior classes. She served as president, vice-president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council, area 4-H council and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has provided me with many learning experiences and opportunities,” Blake said. “The community service projects we have done in my club and on county council have made me realize there are many less fortunate people in the world that could use my help.”
Blake is a graduate of North Scott High School and is planning to major in child, adult and family services at Iowa State University.
In Iowa, the 4-H program is a part of Iowa State University Extension and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information about 4-H, how to get involved, or how to apply for a 4-H Scholarship contact the local county office of ISU Extension.