AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Linn County 4-H member. Alicia Vavricek, Center Point, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Vavricek, a 10-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Melvin and Tammy Vavricek. She has participated most actively in the project areas of market beef, breeding beef and veterinary technology. On the county level, she has received awards for junior member and beef. She served as president, treasurer and secretary of her 4-H club.
“4-H has influenced me in many ways,” Vavricek said. “For one, 4-H has taught me how to get involved. If I hadn’t gone out for 4-H I don’t think I would be interested in becoming a veterinary technician.”
Vavricek is a graduate of North-Linn High School and is planning to major in animal science at Kirkwood 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.