Extension News

Dallas County 4-H Member Receives LA-CO Circle of Champions Scholarship

8/27/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Dallas County 4-H member.  Brandon Wilson, Redfield, has received the LA-CO Circle of Champion’s Scholarship sponsored by LA-CO.

Wilson, a nine-year member, is the son of Dennis and Carolyn Wilson and has been involved in the beef, leadership, citizenship, science and technology and sheep project areas. He has also been a member of the county 4-H council, county youth committee, area 4-H council and state 4-H council, and has  attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. In his 4-H club Wilson has served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.

“4-H has given me an opportunity to meet new people that will be life-long friends and colleagues,” he said. “It has also helped me to develop leadership, citizenship and communication skills.”

A recent graduate of West Central Valley High School, Wilson plans to attend Iowa State University and pursue agronomy and agricultural education.

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