AMES, Iowa – Katelynn McCollough of Hamilton County received a state 4-H sheep project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. McCollough, 15, is the daughter of Kirk and Cindy McCollough of Stratford.
During her seven years in 4-H, McCollough has completed several major projects including sheep, horse, dairy goat, communication and leadership. She has received many state 4-H awards including the Seal of Excellence in communication and intermediate showmanship at the state fair. Along with these, McCollough received sheep, historian and intermediate awards at the county level. She also has been the president, treasurer, historian and reporter of her 4-H club. McCollough has served on her county 4-H council and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. She attended the Iowa Governer’s Institute Leadership Conference, won FFA scholarship and leadership awards and was selected to attend the Kiwianis Honor Banquet.
“4-H has taught me to take chances, work hard and try to continually better myself,” said McCoullough. “I have learned to be responsible and take pride in what I do. 4-H has prepared me for a future career and has taught me to always think of others.”
McCollough is a sophomore at Webster City High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Hamilton 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.