AMES, Iowa – Leah Henkes of Clayton County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Henkes, 17, is the daughter of Trent and Leslie Henkes of Luana.
During her eight years in 4-H, Henkes has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, photography, clothing selection and dairy. She has received many state awards including a dairy project award, dairy senior showmanship and champion senior dairy judging team. Along with these, Henkes received many top awards at the county level such as supreme junior dairy champion, dairy showmanship and awards in food and nutrition, dairy and leadership. She also has been the president, treasurer, reporter and historian of her 4-H club. She has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped to mold me into the person I am today,” said Henkes. “I have gained skills in leadership, communication and citizenship that will help me become an asset to the business world.”
Henkes is a senior at MFL Mar Mac High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Clayton 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.