AMES, Iowa – Heather Sinclair of Henry County received a state 4-H communication project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Sinclair, 18, is the daughter of Brian and Deborah Sinclair of Mt. Pleasant.
During her nine years in 4-H, Sinclair has completed several major projects including communication, food and nutrition, photography and self determined. She has received many state honors including the Orscheln 4-H scholarship and being a trustee of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Sinclair has also received many county awards such as Fair Queen, Outstanding 4-H’er and many top educational presentations. She also has been the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer for her 4-H club. She serves on her county, area and state 4-H councils, county youth committee and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped me take risks, learn life skills, and create numerous friendships,” said Sinclair. “By being involved in the 4-H communication project I discovered I enjoy and am very comfortable with public speaking. Through my experiences with my clothing projects I have determined to pursue an education at Iowa State University that combines my interests in communication and textiles and clothing.”
Sinclair is a freshman at Iowa State University.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Henry 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.