AMES, Iowa – Two Howard County 4-H members have been awarded 4-H scholarships. Tyler Dohlman, Ames, received the one-year tuition Mahr Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Marvin, Sr. and Frederica Mahr, and Chandra Weinacht, Cresco, received a $500 Alumni 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H Alumni contributions to Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Dohlman, a five-year 4-H member, is the son of Beth Dohlman. He has participated in livestock projects, 4-H farm safety days, trash cleanup and 4-H Roundups. He also received local county fair awards.
“Through 4-H, I was able to expand my interest in animal agriculture,” Dohlman said. “4-H was a huge component to my success in understanding what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I enjoyed the ample opportunities 4-H gave me, including county fair animal shows and 4-H Roundup at ISU.”
Dohlman is a junior at Iowa State University, majoring in veterinary medicine. He is a Horatio Alger Association National Scholar and a Christina Hixson Scholar.
Weinacht, a seven-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Kevin and Lynn Weinacht. She participated in leadership, communications, home improvement, self determined and rabbit projects. She received awards for top records books, achievements in 4-H and the “I Dare You” Award. She served as president, vice-president and treasurer in her 4-H group. She also participated in county 4-H council, county youth committee, area 4-H council, state 4-H council, National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has been a main component in deciding my future plans,” Weinacht said. “Throughout my experience in 4-H, I have not only found what I like to do, but have gotten a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. I definitely would not have confidence to speak in front of a group without the lifelong communication skills I have gained through 4-H.”
A recent Crestwood High School graduate, Weinacht plans on attending AIB College of Business, majoring in business administration and financial services.
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.