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Mahaska County 4-Her Awarded Pioneer Community College Scholarship


AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Mahaska County 4-H member. Lindsay Maxwell, Oskaloosa, received a Pioneer Community College Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.


Maxwell, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Mike and MaClene Maxwell. She has participated in horticulture, meat goat, leadership, clothing and home improvement. She has also served on county 4-H council, area 4-H council, county youth committee and as president, treasurer and secretary of her club. Lastly, Maxwell has attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has helped me learn more about working with youth than I could have ever learned on my own,” she said. “By being the teen leader for the kindergarten through third grader Clover Kids group, I learned about the stages of development in children. By doing many communications projects in 4-H, I learned how to relax and get up in front of others and speak to them. My participation in horticulture projects for nine years guided me in choosing a college major.”


A recent Oskaloosa High School graduate, Maxwell plans to attend Hawkeye Community College, majoring in horticulture.

In Iowa, the 4-H program is a part of Iowa State University Extension and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information about 4-H, how to get involved or how to apply for a 4-H scholarship, contact the local county office of ISU Extension.


Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu

David Neff, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, dneff@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu