AMES, Iowa – Emily Haselhoff of Sac 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. Haselhoff, 17, is the daughter of John and Marcia Haselhoff of Schaller.
Haselhoff 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. Haselhoff, a senior at Schaller-Crestland High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her 10 years in 4-H, Haselhoff has completed several major projects including food and nutrition, home improvement, visual arts, horticulture and clothing. She received top awards at the county level such as the Ak-Sar-Ben award, top senior record book, top senior fashion revue and had many projects chosen for the state fair. She has been the treasurer and secretary of her 4-H club. She has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped me grow in leadership, communication and citizenship,” said Haselhoff. “Because of all of the 4-H activities held there, I have chosen to go to Iowa State University for college.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Sac 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.