AMES, Iowa – Chandra Weinacht of Howard 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 Soybean Promotion Board. Weinacht, 17, is the daughter of Kevin and Lynn Weinacht of Cresco.
Weinacht 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. Weinacht, a senior at Cresco High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her seven years in 4-H, Weinacht has completed several major projects including leadership, communication, rabbit, veterinary science and home improvement. At the state level, she is a leadership council member. Along with this, Weinacht received top awards at the county level such as top senior record book, the Danforth “I Dare You” Leadership Award, achievement in 4-H and senior showmanship for rabbit. She has been the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of her 4-H club. She has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils, county youth committee and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“I have learned many life skills through 4-H,” said Weinacht. “I have improved my communication skills by learning to talk to different people and give presentations to large groups. 4-H is the experience of a lifetime and I hope everyone gets the chance to experience 4-H like I have!”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Howard 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.