AMES, Iowa – Paul Norris of Cerro Gordo County received a state 4-H computer project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Norris, 18, is the son of Keith and Mary Lou Norris of Mason City.
During his eight years in 4-H, Norris has completed several major projects including computer, photography, citizenship, music and pet. At the state level, he was a Technology Team member and a photography award interviewee. Along with these, Norris received many top awards at the county level such as senior leadership, citizenship and achievement. He has been the vice president, reporter and historian of his 4-H club. Norris has served on his county 4-H council and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. In addition, he attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Technology.
“During eight years of 4-H, my club and county leaders have been examples that inspire me to put others first,” said Norris. “As a member of the Tech Team I am inspired to pursue a technology related career. 4-H gave me the freedom to try new things, network with Tech Team members and has show me that I can obtain my dream career.”
Norris is a freshman at North Iowa Area Community College.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Cerro Gordo 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.