AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Hamilton County 4-H member. Taylor Johnson, Ellsworth, has received a Schmalenberger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Carl Schmalenberger Memorial Funds.
Johnson, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Paul and Susan Johnson. He has participated most actively in the project areas of sheep, swine and small animal. On the county level, he has received the Weldon Tapper scholarship, supreme dog showmanship award and swine showmanship award. He served as president, photographer and historian of his 4-H club.
“4-H has influenced my life since 4th grade in several ways,” Johnson said. “I have developed into a better person with good leadership skills and a personable attitude.”
Johnson is a graduate of South Hamilton 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.