AMES, Iowa – Kourtney Determan of Sac County received a state 4-H citizenship project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Determan, 17, is the daughter of Steve and Barb Determan of Early.
During her 10 years in 4-H, Determan has completed several major projects including citizenship, leadership, communication, clothing and food and nutrition. She has received many state 4-H awards including state communication and leadership project awards. Along with these, Determan received many top awards at the county level such as top senior record book, top clothing selection, top fashion revue and communication and citizenship awards. She also has been the secretary and reporter of her 4-H club. Determan has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils. She also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, National 4-H Congress and Citizenship- Washington Focus.
“4-H has made me who I am today,” said Determan. “Through 4-H I have been on amazing trips, made incredible friends and gained wonderful qualities like leadership, citizenship and communication. 4-H has kept my options open for the future and taught me to never quit working towards my goals.”
Determan is a senior at Schaller-Crestland High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Sac 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.