AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Webster County 4-H member. Shawn Lawler, Clare, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Lawler, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Denny and LeAnn Lawler. He has participated most actively in the project areas of swine, beef, and woodworking. On the county level, he received awards for junior, intermediate and senior showmanship in swine. He served as treasurer and photographer of his 4-H club. He was also a member of his county 4-H council, area 4-H council and county youth committee and was a representative at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has not only helped me develop as a person, but also as a leader,” Lawler said. “By being a leader in my club and at the county level, I have learned skills that will always benefit me.”
Lawler is a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster High School and plans to major in agriculture technology at Iowa Central 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.