AMES, Iowa – Natalie Bohling of Adair 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. Bohling, 18, is the daughter of Lynn and Elaine Bohling of Greenfield.
During her 10 years in 4-H, Bohling has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, communication, visual arts and food and nutrition. She has received many awards at the state level in the areas of communication, citizenship, clothing, food and nutrition and photography. She was also a member of the Camera Corps. Along with these, Bohling received many top awards at the county level such as the 4-H spirit award, achievement award and top communication events. She has been the president, vice president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She also has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils and county youth committee. Bohling has attended the National 4-H Congress, Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, and Citizenship-Washington Focus. She also was the recipient of the 2005 Iowa Youth Character Award and was inducted into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2006.
“Through 4-H I have been able to experience different places and opportunities,” said Bohling. “It motivates and encourages me as well as allows me to offer my leadership skills and service to others. Through the teamwork, goal setting and record keeping of 4-H, I have decided to pursue a career in business.”
Bohling is a freshman at AIB College of Business.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Adair 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.