AMES, Iowa – Amy Schmitt of Fayette 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. Schmitt, 17, is the daughter of Steven and Connie Schmitt of Hawkeye.
Schmitt 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. Schmitt, a senior at North Fayette High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her nine years in 4-H, Schmitt has completed several major projects including communication, visual arts, dairy, photography and food and nutrition. Many of her projects have advanced to state fair in the areas of visual arts, clothing and food and nutrition. Along with these, Schmitt received top awards at the county level such as a purple ribbon for record book and project awards in visual arts, food and nutrition and communication. She has been the vice president, treasurer and secretary of her 4-H club. She has served on her county 4-H council and youth committee and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has helped shape me into the person I am today,” said Schmitt. “It has helped me become a more confident person. I believe that the leadership and communication skills I have learned will definitely help me with whatever I decide to do in the future.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Fayette 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.