AMES, Iowa – Hannah Elliott of Linn 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. Elliott, 16, is the daughter of Jill Elliott of Anamosa.
Elliott 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. Elliott, a part of the Marion Homeschool program, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her nine years in 4-H, Elliott has completed several major projects including communication, citizenship, child development, 4-H/family history and dog. She has received many state fair 4-H awards in communications, clothing, 4-H history/family heritage, child development and visual arts. Along with these, Elliott received many top awards at the county level in child development, home improvement and food and nutrition and also has won senior awards. She also has been the president, vice president, secretary and historian of her 4-H club. Elliott has served on her county and area 4-H councils and county youth committee. She also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“Because of 4-H, I believe I am a more grounded person who is ready to meet the needs of my community, my country and my world,” said Elliott. “Through leadership, citizenship, communication, personal management and knowledge, I believe that 4-H’ers make a strong future for a great nation.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Linn 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.