AMES, Iowa – Two Worth County 4-H members have been awarded 4-H scholarships. Courtney Athey, Northwood, has received the $750 C.J. Gauger 4-H Scholarship, and Courtney Davis, also of Northwood, received a $500 Alumni 4-H Scholarship. Both scholarships are sponsored by 4-H alumni contributors to Iowa and the 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Courtney Athey, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Deb and Gary Athey. She has been involved with leadership, citizenship and communications programs. Athey received the Leadership and Communication Project Award. She has been a member of the county 4-H council, area 4-H council, state 4-H council and the National 4-H Congress. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. She served as president, treasurer and reporter for her local 4-H club.
“4-H has taught me skills that I will need throughout my life. It has also introduced me to some of my greatest friends,” Athey said. “The self-confidence I gained has changed me from a shy girl into a mature and determined young adult. 4-H has taught me the importance of citizenship, leadership and communications. “
A recent graduate of Northwood-Kensett High School, Athey plans to attend Iowa State University and pursue a major in biology.
Courtney Davis, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Kevin Davis and Jill Trainer. She has participated in communications, citizenship and leadership projects. She received multiple project awards at the state and local level, including a Seal of Excellence on Educational Presentations and Working Exhibits. She served as secretary for her 4-H club and participated in county 4-H council and area 4-H council. She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“My involvement in 4-H has been a very rewarding, educational and successful experience,” Davis said. “I have learned valuable skills as a leader, communicator, hard worker and well-rounded citizen. I’m thankful 4-H has given me the motivation to make the best better.”
Davis is a recent graduate of Northwood-Kensett High School. She plans to attend Northwestern College majoring in music.
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, firstname.lastname@example.org