AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Wapello County 4-H member. Jessica Spurlock, Hedrick, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Spurlock, an eight-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Ron and Laura Spurlock. She has participated most actively in the project areas of swine, poultry and rabbits. On the county level, she has received awards for herdsmanship, rabbit showmanship and poultry showmanship. She served as vice-president and historian of her 4-H club. She was also a member in her county 4-H council.
“4-H has influenced me more than any activity I have been involved in throughout my childhood,” Spurlock said. “It has taught me great responsibility, self-esteem and respect to others.”
Spurlock is a graduate of Pekin High School and plans to major in veterinarian medicine at Indian Hills 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.