AMES, Iowa – Kristen Delaney of Webster 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 4-H Foundation Board Endowment. Delaney, 16, is the daughter of Jeff and Jodi Delaney of Fort Dodge.
Delaney 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. Delaney, a junior at Fort Dodge Senior High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her eight years in 4-H, Delaney has completed several major projects including citizenship, photography, visual arts and leadership. At the county level, she won the Danfort “I Dare You” Leadership Award. She has been the president, vice president and reporter of her 4-H club. She has served on her county and area 4-H councils and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has taught me a lot about communication, and I use those skills every day,” said Delaney. “4-H has helped me believe that I can achieve my goals and anything else I set out to do. I tell people that I’m a 4-H’er and I can do anything!”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Webster 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.