AMES, Iowa – Amanda Lensch of Muscatine County received a state 4-H clothing project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Lensch, 18, is the daughter of Becky Lensch of Durant and Lee Lensch of Bettendorf.
During her nine years in 4-H, Lensch has completed several major projects including clothing, food and nutrition, visual arts, home improvement and citizenship. She has received state 4-H awards including top 10 percent in fashion revue and blue ribbons on several projects. Along with these, Lensch received many top awards at the county level such as junior spirit award, top senior in fashion revue and clothing selection and purple seals in various project areas. She also has been the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and historian of her 4-H club. Lensch has served on her county 4-H council and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“Through 4-H, I have learned how to be self-confident, how to speak in public and how to be a good leader,” said Lensch. “I learned how to sew through 4-H and I grew to love it. It was through these experiences that I chose a major in Apparel Design at Iowa State University.”
Lensch is a freshman at Iowa State University.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Muscatine 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.