AMES, Iowa – Courtney Holubar of Johnson 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. Holubar, 17, is the daughter of Ron and Mary Holubar of Solon.
During eight years in 4-H, Holubar has completed several major projects including leadership, communication, home improvement, personal development, clothing and sheep. She has received many state awards including top 10 percent in clothing, sheep showman and excellence awards in presentations and extemporaneous speaking. Along with these, Holubar received many top awards at the county level such as Fair Queen, Pork Queen, top vegetable gardener, senior quilting award and champion senior sheep showman. She also has been the president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She has served on her county and state 4-H councils and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship- Washington Focus.
“Through 4-H, I’ve learned how to set goals and experience the joy when I accomplish them,” said Holubar. “I’ve learned the importance of demonstrating good leadership, citizenship and communication skills and how to use them every day. When I graduate from high school, I want to pursue a degree in elementary education.”
Holubar is a senior at Solon High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Johnson 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.