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Louisa County 4-H Member Receives Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Louisa County 4-H member. Megan Mairet, Columbus, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.


Mairet, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Ron and Diana Mairet. She has participated most actively in the project areas of child development, cattle and goats. On the county level, she has received awards for community service, citizenship and bottle calf. She served as president, vice-president and secretary of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council.


“I have decided to become an agriculture teacher hugely because of my involvement in 4-H,” Mairet said. “4-H gave me skills and knowledge that I use everyday and will continue to use for the rest of my life.”


Mairet is a graduate of Wapello High School and plans to major in agricultural education 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.


Contacts :
Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu Carol Ouverson, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu