AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County student. Abby Rethwisch, Iowa City, received a Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company.
The Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship is awarded to as many as 20 students each year. The recipients, who apply during their junior year in high school, attend nine hours of leadership training sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company during their senior year. Afterward, they receive $500 per semester for two years. The scholarship may be used at any of Iowa's accredited universities, colleges or community colleges.
"The Hills Bank Leadership training program has helped me to grow as a leader and member of the community by bettering my skills of working with others," Rethwisch, the daughter of David and Mary Ellen Rethwisch, said.
Rethwisch has been involved in several activities including science club, interact club and tennis. She was also a member of the student government, choir and orchestra. She participated in track, chamber of commerce youth leadership council and Rotary Club.
A recent graduate of City High School, Rethwisch plans to continue her studies at Simpson College in vocal performance.
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.