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Mills County 4-H’er Earns Citizenship Project Award



AMES, Iowa – Daniel Van Sant of Mills 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. Van Sant, 18, is the son of Fred and Susan Van Sant of Malvern.


During his nine years in 4-H, Van Sant has completed several major projects including communication, citizenship, leadership, visual arts and veterinary science. He has received many honors at the county level such as the Danforth 4-Square Leadership Award, the Lavern Obrecht Outstanding Leadership Award, and a county outstanding citizenship award. He has been president, vice president and historian of his 4-H club. He served on his county, area and state 4-H councils and county youth committee. Van Sant has attended National 4-H Congress, and has participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus.


“4-H has helped give me direction to my life,” said Van Sant. “My involvement in the communications and citizenship project areas have led me to consider going to law school.”


Van Sant is a freshman at Drake University.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Mills 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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