AMES, Iowa – Katrina Schulteis of Adair County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 23-27. She is sponsored by KMA Radio and the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board Endowment. Schulteis, 17, is the daughter of Gary and Karen Schulteis of Greenfield.
Schulteis 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. Schulteis, a senior at Nodaway Valley High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her eight years in 4-H, Schulteis has completed several major projects including clothing, food and nutrition and home improvement. She has received state 4-H honors including a state clothing project award and being in the top 10 percent at the Iowa State Fair clothing event. Along with these, Schulteis received top awards at the county level in clothing, food and nutrition and home improvement. She has been the president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She has served on her county and state 4-H councils and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has been an important part of my life,” said Schulteis. “I have learned a lot about different project areas, community service and conducting business meetings. I have gained confidence by speaking and modeling in front of audiences and have learned how to think on my feet. Through the skills and knowledge I have gained in 4-H clothing and home improvement projects, along with art classes in high school, I have decided to study graphic design in college.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Adair 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.