AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Calhoun County 4-H member. Brittany McAlexander, Rockwell City, has received a Schmalenberger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Carl Schmalenberger Memorial Funds.
McAlexander, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Earl and Kerri McAlexander. She has participated most actively in the project areas of communication, photography and consumer management. On the county level, she has received awards for outstanding senior, achievement and merit. She served as president, vice-president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council, area 4-H council, Iowa 4-H Youth Council and national 4-H conference. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped me to develop important life skills such as communication, leadership and citizenship,” McAlexander said. “By being in Ames and around the Iowa State University campus for various 4-H activities, I was able to see that Iowa State was definitely where I wanted to go to college.”
McAlexander is a graduate of Rockwell City-Lytton High School and plans to major in agriculture education and studies and communication 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.