AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Kossuth County 4-H member. Danielle Holmes, LuVerne, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
Holmes, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Dr. Jeff and Deanna Holmes. She has participated most actively in the project areas of sheep, beef and horse. On the county level, she has received awards for beef, achievement and agriculture. She served as treasurer and historian of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council and served as the council’s co-president. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“I started showing livestock through 4-H, which instantly sparked my interest in veterinary medicine,” Holmes said. “4-H has given me numerous opportunities to expand my interest with animals.”
Holmes is a graduate of Corwith- Wesley- LuVerne High School and plans to major in animal science 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.