AMES, Iowa – Heidi Welsh of Iowa County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Welsh, 18, is the daughter of Bob and Nancy Welsh of Williamsburg.
During her nine years in 4-H, Welsh has completed several major projects including leadership, photography, food and nutrition, welding, rabbits and bottle/bucket calves. She has received a state 4-H rabbit project award. Along with this, Welsh has received many top county level awards such as the Danforth “I Dare You” Award, the Zentmire Traveling Trophy Award, the Kinze Award and awards in manufacturing, welding and achievement. She has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils and county youth committee. Welsh also has participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has given me the opportunity to try many new things that I otherwise wouldn’t have,” said Welsh. “I have made many lifelong friendships through 4-H. In the future I hope to become a pharmacist, optometrist or an engineer, and I plan on becoming a 4-H leader, too.”
Welsh is a freshman at Iowa State University.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Iowa 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.