AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to an Adams County 4-H member. Leslie Hardisty, Corning, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
Hardisty, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Wayne and Marlene Hardisty. She has participated most actively in the project areas of communication, horse and home improvement. On the county level, she has received awards for citizenship, leadership and the “I Dare You” award. She served as president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council and county youth committee and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“I always used to be the shy kid that never spoke up in class or got involved in social activities,” Hardisty said. “The 4-H program, and especially the communications project area, has helped me face my fears of speaking to a group.”
Hardisty is a graduate of Corning High School and plans to major in agricultural business 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.