AMES, Iowa – Amanda Wiger of Winneshiek 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. Wiger, 16, is the daughter of Clark and Liz Wiger of Decorah.
Wiger 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. Wiger, a junior at Decorah High School, was chosen for her leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During her seven years in 4-H, Wiger has completed several major projects including self determined, clothing, food and nutrition, home improvement and photography. She has been a state fair exhibitor and at the county level she has received awards in citizenship, volunteerism, leadership and project areas. She has been the president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She has served on her county 4-H council and also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has been a very valuable experience for me,” said Wiger. “I believe 4-H has made me a better person because I have met many new people, developed leadership and communication skills and I have become more aware of my community and surrounding environment. The skills that I have gained through 4-H will be of value to me in my future as I become a teacher.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Winneshiek 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.