AMES, Iowa – Katie Hunt of O’Brien 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 Cattlemen’s Foundation. Hunt, 18, is the daughter of Mary Hunt and Chris Hunt of Granville.
Hunt 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. Hunt, a senior at Spalding Catholic High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her eight years in 4-H, Hunt has completed several major projects including citizenship, communication, photography and beef. She has received many state honors including a state 4-H citizenship project award and awards of merit and excellence in communication. Along with this, Hunt received many top awards at the county level such as outstanding record book and the “Best Buy” Award. She also has been the treasurer, secretary and historian of her 4-H club. She has served on her county 4-H council.
“4-H has made me a responsible person,” said Hunt. “Having to take care of my animals and meet deadlines has made this possible. I’ve had to learn how to manage my time as well. Through 4-H I’ve also learned what my strengths and weaknesses are in the communication and leadership fields. I’ve found new interests and talents that I never would have found if I didn’t participate in the 4-H program.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the O’Brien 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.