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Sioux County 4-H’er Earns Clothing Project Award



AMES, Iowa – Katie Leusink of Sioux 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. Leusink, 17, is the daughter of Bill and Elaine Leusink of Hawarden.


During her eight years in 4-H, Leusink has completed several major projects including clothing, sheep, beef, home improvement and communication. At the county level, she has received junior, intermediate and senior merit and achievement awards and an outstanding 4-H’er award. She also has been the president and vice president of her 4-H club. Leusink has served on her county 4-H council.


“My future plans are to go into fashion retail because 4-H has helped develop my interest through clothing projects,” said Leusink. “4-H also teaches me perseverance, determination and leadership. 4-H has put numerous character traits in my that I will be able to carry into the future.”


Leusink is a senior at Sioux Center Community High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Sioux 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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