AMES, Iowa – Shea Kruger of Worth 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. Kruger, 16, is the daughter of Laurene and Neil Kruger of Grafton.
During eight years in 4-H, Kruger has completed several major projects including leadership, communication, citizenship, music and horse. She has received many state honors including awards in leadership and communication. Along with these, Kruger received many top awards at the county level such as top achievement in points and top record book. She also has been the president, secretary, reporter and historian of her 4-H club. She has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils, county youth committee and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. This spring Kruger will attend the National 4-H Conference.
“The leadership, citizenship and communication skills I have learned in 4-H are valuable assets I will use the rest of my life,” said Kruger. “I’ve met amazing people and have learned how my actions have the power to positively affect the lives of others across the world. These experiences have allowed me to be a role model for younger 4-H members. 4-H has led me to consider a major in either international relations or political science.”
Kruger is a junior at St. Ansgar High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Worth 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.