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Iowa County 4-H Member Receives Persinger-Asmus Scholarship

8/27/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to an Iowa County 4-H member.  Heidi Welsh, Williamsburg, received the Persinger-Asmus Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Persinger and Asmus families.

Welsh, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Bob and Nancy Welsh.  She has participated in welding, photography, food and nutrition, bucket/bottle and rabbit projects.  She received awards for leadership, citizenship and communications.  She served as president, vice-president and secretary of her 4-H club, and participated in county 4-H council, area 4-H council, state 4-H council, county youth committee and the National 4-H Congress.  She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has given me the opportunity to try a wide variety of activities I would have never tried on my own,” Welsh said.  “4-H has broadened my horizons and has helped me become who I am today.”

Welsh is a sophomore at Iowa State University, majoring in chemistry and Spanish.  She has been involved in Iowa State Marching Band, Pep Band, Symphonic Band, ISU Women’s Water Polo, ISU Ballroom Dance Company and is a member of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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