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O’Brien County 4-H’er Earns Citizenship Project Award



AMES, Iowa – Katie Hunt of O’Brien 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. Hunt, 18, is the daughter of Mary and Chris Hunt of Granville.


During her eight years in 4-H, Hunt has completed several major projects including citizenship, communication, photography and beef. She has received many state honors including the Seal of Merit and the Seal of Excellence in Communication. Along with this, Hunt received many top awards at the county level such as Outstanding Record Book and the “Best Buy” Award. She also has been the treasurer, secretary and historian of her 4-H club. She has served on her county 4-H council.


“4-H has made me a responsible and noble person,” said Hunt. “Having to take care of my animals and meet deadlines has made this possible. I’ve had to learn how to manage my time as well. Through 4-H I’ve also learned what my strengths and weaknesses are in the communication and leadership fields. I’ve found new interests and talents that I never would have found if I didn’t participate in the 4-H program.”


Hunt is a senior at Spalding Catholic High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the O’Brien 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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