AMES, Iowa – Allie Ford of Mills 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. Ford, 17, is the daughter of Mark and Sherry Ford of Malvern.
During her eight years in 4-H, Ford has completed several major projects including citizenship, leadership, communication, clothing and food and nutrition. She has received many top awards at the county level such as Danforth 4-Square Leadership, the Jack Boeven Outstanding Intermediate, Outstanding Citizenship and leadership. She also has been the president, secretary and reporter of her 4-H club. She has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils, her county youth committee, and has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship- Washington Focus.
“4-H has given me many opportunities to learn how to be a leader, a better communicator and how to help others,” said Ford. “Through 4-H I have been able to have experiences that have helped me grow and have more knowledge about the world. I’ve been able to meet people from all over and I will cherish those friendships for the rest of my life, as well as all of my great experiences.”
Ford is a senior at Glenwood Community High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Mills 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.