AMES, Iowa – Kelsie Cass of Adair County received a state 4-H sheep project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Cass, 16, is the daughter of Mike and Tammie Cass of Fontanelle.
During her eight years in 4-H, Cass has completed several major projects including sheep, leadership, agriculture and natural resources, food and nutrition and personal development. She has received state 4-H honors including being an Iowa 4-H Foundation Board youth trustee and receiving several blue ribbons for projects. Along with these, Cass received many top awards at the county level such as the Golden Apple Award, 4-H Spirit Award, President’s Service Award, Outstanding Intermediate and Outstanding working exhibit. She also has been the secretary of her 4-H club. Cass has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils. She also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped me develop leadership, citizenship and communication skills,” said Cass. “Using the skills I have learned, I am now able to not only see what I need to do, but also be able to address others’ needs as well. I have learned the importance of citizenship, responsibility and respect. I am grateful for the opportunities 4-H has given me.”
Cass is a junior at Nodaway Valley High School.
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.