AMES, Iowa – Peter Pisarik of Johnson County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 23-27. He is sponsored by the Iowa Poultry Association and the Iowa Farm Bureau Life Charitable Trust. Pisarik, 16, is the son of Mark and Luann Pisarik of Solon.
Pisarik 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. Pisarik, a junior at Solon Community High School, was chosen for his leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During his seven years in 4-H, Pisarik has completed several major projects including citizenship, communication, food and nutrition, poultry, photography and beef. At the state fair, he was the poultry reserve grand champion for commercial fowl and was an exhibitor for family heritage and visual arts. Along with these, Pisarik received top awards at the county level for projects in poultry, food and nutrition, woodworking, aerospace and communication. He has served on his county 4-H council and also has been a participant in Citizenship-Washington Focus.
“4-H has helped me to become a better speaker, leader and listener,” said Pisarik. “These skills will be with me throughout my life. Through 4-H I’ve been able to travel and meet people from across the United States.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Johnson 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.