AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Wapello County 4-H member. Emily Conrad, Ottumwa, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
Conrad, a 10-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Randy and Melanie Conrad. She has participated most actively in the project areas of food and nutrition, horticulture and beef. On the county level, she has received awards for visual arts, home improvement and food and nutrition. She served as secretary of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“Participation in 4-H has offered a wide variety of learning opportunities for me, many of them quite different from those available at school,” Conrad said. “These experiences have prepared me to successfully work toward my career goals and have instilled a desire to live as a responsible, contributing member of society.”
Conrad is a graduate of Eddyville-Blakesburg High School and is planning to major in biology and pre-veterinarian 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.