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Linn County 4-H’er Earns Child Development Project Award



AMES, Iowa – Hannah Elliott of Linn County received a state 4-H child development project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Elliott, 16, is the daughter of Jill Elliott of Anamosa.


During her nine years in 4-H, Elliott has completed several major projects including child development, communication, 4-H history/family heritage, dog and citizenship. She has received many state fair 4-H awards in communications, clothing, 4-H history/family heritage, child development and visual arts. Along with these, Elliott received many top awards at the county level in child development, home improvement and food and nutrition and also has won senior awards. She also has been the president, vice president, secretary and historian of her 4-H club. Elliott has served on her county and area 4-H councils and county youth committee. She also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“I believe I am a more grounded person who is ready to meet the needs of my community, country and world thanks to 4-H,” said Elliott. “Through leadership, citizenship, communication, knowledge and personal management, I believe 4-H’ers make a strong future for a great nation.”


Elliott participates in the Marion Home School Program.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Linn 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.


Contacts :

Brenda Allen , 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson , Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu

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