Extension News

Mahaska County 4-H Member Receives Goering Communication Scholarship

8/27/2008

AMES, Iowa - A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Mahaska County 4-H member.  Paul Fenton, Eddyville, has received the Goering Communication 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Don and Doris Goering Communication Scholarship Endowment.

Fenton, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Brent and Beth Fenton. He has been active in the food and nutrition, pet, home improvement, wildlife and personal development project areas while serving on the county 4-H council, area 4-H council and state 4-H council. Fenton has also attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. He has been the president, secretary and treasurer of his 4-H club.

“The most important thing I have gained from 4-H is great friends,” Fenton said. “I have also learned how to keep records, be a better leader and communicate more effectively.”

A recent high school graduate, Fenton plans on attending Iowa State University to major in biology.

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