AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Tama County 4-H member. Jolene Kalinay, Toledo, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Kalinay, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Patti Barker and Bernie Kalinay. She has participated most actively in the project areas of rabbit, dairy goat and poultry. On the county level, she has received awards for photography, fashion and rabbit. She served as treasurer of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council.
“4-H has given me the opportunity to learn what hard work is,” Kalinay said. “The projects that I have had don’t just happen overnight. Sometimes projects take years to perfect, but you can never give up.”
Kalinay is a graduate of South Tama High School and plans to major in agriculture at Marshalltown Community College.
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.