Extension News

Shelby County 4-H Member Receives Obrecht 4-H Scholarship

8/26/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Shelby County 4-H member. Megan Fahn, Portsmouth, has received the Lloyd W. and Myrtle Obrecht 4-H Scholarship sponsored by LaVerne and Pam Obrecht.

Fahn, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Jamie and Mary Fahn. She has been involved in the wildlife, self determined, visual arts, child development and food and nutrition project areas and has been awarded blue ribbons at the Iowa State Fair for five of her projects. Fahn has also been a member of her county 4-H council and county youth committee and has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. She has served as vice president, treasurer and historian of her club.

“4-H has taught me many basic skills such as leadership, citizenship, cooking and sewing,” she said. “It has also taught me to be a good role model and mentor to young members and children.”

A junior at Iowa State University, Fahn is majoring in agricultural engineering. She has been involved in Women in Science and Engineering, Society of Women Engineers and the Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering Club.

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.

 

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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