AMES, Iowa – Courtney Tingwald of Boone 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. Tingwald, 17, is the daughter of Keith and Linda Tingwald of Woodward.
Tingwald 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. Tingwald, a senior at Woodward-Granger High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her nine years in 4-H, Tingwald has completed several major projects including citizenship, food and nutrition, child development, woodworking and self determined. She has received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Along with this, Tingwald received top awards at the county level such as the junior spirit award, the Ensley Club Citizenship Award and outstanding freshman. She has been the president, vice president, treasurer, historian and secretary of her 4-H club. She has served on her county and state 4-H councils and county youth committee. She also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus.
“4-H has made me who I am today,” said Tingwald. “It has provided me with essential life skills to be successful in the future. I am forever grateful for the experiences and opportunities I’ve had through 4-H.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Boone 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.