AMES, Iowa -- A full tuition scholarship has been awarded to a Delaware County 4-H member. Jessica Tekippe, Manchester, has received the Mahr Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Marvin, Sr., and Frederica Mahr.
Tekippe, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Dan and Mary Tekippe. She has participated most actively in agronomy, dairy, and food and nutrition. On the state level, she has received awards for the dairy, dairy promotion, and was a 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl winner. She was also a member in her county 4-H council, county youth committee and National 4-H Congress, and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H helped me grow as a leader and achieve my full potential,” Tekippe said. “The highlight of this school year has been serving as the National Ayrshire Princess.”
Tekippe, a senior at Iowa State University, is majoring in dairy science and was selected as both the Iowa Ayrshire Queen and the National Ayrshire Princess by the Ayrshire Breeders Association. She is also an active member of the farm operation club, dairy science club, and a Cardinal Key member, the highest honor society at Iowa State. She is also involved in Phi Kappa Phi Honor society, Gamma Sigma Delta agriculture honor society and was a junior livestock evaluation contest co-chair for the block and bridle club.
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.