AMES, Iowa – Kala Barre of Wapello County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Barre, 18, is the daughter of Joyce and Richard Barre of Ottumwa.
During her nine years in 4-H, Barre has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, communication, clothing and food and nutrition. At the state level, she has participated in Fashion Revue. Along with this, Barre received many top awards at the county level such as the Danforth “I Dare You” Award, the Ak-Sar-Ben Leadership Award and achievement and citizenship awards. She also has been the president, vice president, treasurer and historian of her 4-H club. She has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils and county youth committee. Barre also has attended the National 4-H Congress, Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Citizenship-Washington Focus and has hosted a 4-H exchange student from Germany.
“Participating in and implementing a variety of service activities while being a 4-H’er has given me a great deal of satisfaction,” said Barre. “I love helping others, particularly young people. My career goal is to become a pediatrician.”
Barre is a freshman at Iowa State University.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Wapello County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.