AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County student. Janelle Vittetoe, Washington, 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.
"This program has provided me with the useful information on how to be a more effective and team oriented leader," Vittetoe, the daughter of Bob and Brenda Vittetoe, said.
Vittetoe has been involved in several activities including volleyball, track, basketball and SADD. She was also a member of renaissance, student congress and volunteers of Washington. She participated in 4-H, Kiwanis builder club and National Honor Society.
A recent graduate of Washington High School, Vittetoe plans to continue her studies at the University of Iowa in pharmacy.
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.