AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Buchanan County 4-H member. Ashley Bonney, Oelwein, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
Bonney, a seven-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Linda Bonney. She has participated most actively in the project areas of animal science, communications and leadership. She has exhibited rabbits and vegetables at the Iowa State Fair. Bonney also participated in the 4-H state fair clothing and communication events. She has received county awards for small animal, outstanding science, mechanics and arts, and agriculture and natural resources showmanship. She served as president, secretary and a junior leader of her 4-H club. Bonney was also a member of her county 4-H council and county youth committee.
“My animal experience was strengthened with each year I participated in 4-H. I had a lot of good people to learn from and look up to,” Bonney said. “The most valuable thing I learned in 4-H came from volunteers that donated their time to help inspire youths to succeed and to be their best. 4-H is a remarkable experience that every child can experience if they choose to take advantage of it.”
Bonney is a graduate of Oelwein High School and plans to major in animal science pre-veterinary option 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.