AMES, Iowa – Curtis Ullerich of Cass 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 Farm Bureau Life Charitable Trust and the Bob Skinner Memorial Endowment. Ullerich, 16, is the son of Chris and Gwen Ullerich of Wioto.
Ullerich 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. Ullerich, a junior at Atlantic High School, was chosen for his leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During his 10 years in 4-H, Ullerich has completed several major projects including horse, music, visual arts and woodworking. At the state fair, he received a special award for visual arts, awards of excellence in communication and a purple ribbon at the horse show. Along with these, Ullerich received top honors at the county level such as senior high points in horse, best treasurer’s book and project awards in horse and music. He has been the treasurer of his 4-H club, served on his county 4-H council and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“Most of all, 4-H has given me the push to be active and get involved in my community,” said Ullerich.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Cass 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.