AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Sac County 4-H member. Dan Determan, Early, has received the Ralph and Agnes Dostal Memorial 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the families of Ralph and Agnes Dostal.
Determan, a 10-year 4-H member, is the son of Steve and Barb Determan. He has participated most actively in the project areas of leadership, citizenship and communications. On the state level, he has received an agriculture program internship and was a CWF program assistant. He served as president and treasurer of his 4-H club. He was also a member in his county 4-H council, area 4-H council, national 4-H conference, Iowa 4-H Youth Council, national 4-H congress and county youth committee. He also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus program.
“I was involved in many different project areas throughout 4-H that helped me develop life skills that I will use the rest of my life,” Determan said. “However, the biggest thing 4-H has done to affect my career aspirations is the opportunities that it gave me to travel, host people, and plan events.”
Determan is a junior at Iowa State University majoring in hotel, restaurant and institution management. He is also a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society, Alpha Gamma Rho professional fraternity and ISU meat judging team.
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.