AMES, Iowa – Anna Lee Grimley of Linn County received a state 4-H aerospace project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Grimley, 18, is the daughter Jeff and Lee Ann Grimley of Springville.
During her nine years in 4-H, Grimley has completed several major projects including aerospace, leadership, child development, clothing and food and nutrition. She has received many top awards at the county level such as the Danforth Leadership Award and many different project awards. She also has been the president and historian of her 4-H club. Grimley has served on her county 4-H council and youth commitee. She also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, National 4-H Congress and Citizenship-Washington Focus. In addition, she is an Iowa 4-H Foundation trustee.
“Through the 4-H aerospace project I’ve developed my math and science skills,” said Grimley, “I’ve learned to plan activities and teach others, and I’ve encouraged more girls to study math and science. I plan to major in engineering in college, because 4-H has helped me to see that engineering will combine my interests in technology and communications.”
Grimley is a senior at Springville High School.
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.