AMES, Iowa – Courtney Davis of Worth County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 23-27. She is sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Life Charitable Trust and the Iowa Soybean Promotion Board. Davis, 17, is the daughter of Jill Trainer of Northwood and Kevin Davis of Clarks Grove, Minn.
Davis will join 22 other youth from Iowa at the leadership conference, entitled "Accept the Challenge." Iowa's Congress delegates are selected through interviews and evaluation of support materials. Davis, a senior at Northwood-Kensett High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her nine years in 4-H, Davis has completed several major projects including communication, citizenship, leadership, home improvement and agriculture and natural resources. At the state fair, she has received blue ribbons in home improvement and awards of excellence in communication events. Along with these, Davis received top awards at the county level such as the Danforth “I Dare You” Leadership Award, top achievement in project awards, top council points and top secretary of the year. She has been the reporter and secretary of her 4-H club. She has served on her county and area 4-H councils, county youth committee and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has given me several opportunities to learn and grow as a person,” said Davis. “Being involved in 4-H has brought out my best qualities of leadership, determination and being a model citizen. I have had the chance to do several activities and go on trips that I never would have done without 4-H. I’m so glad I decided to join 4-H because it has helped me grow into the person I am and I’ve had a lot of fun in the process!”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Worth 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.