AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Buchanan County 4-H member. Morgan Johnson, Winthrop, received the Alumni 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H Alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Johnson, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of John and Lois Johnson. She has participated in communications, computer, self-determined, photography and consumer management projects. She received awards for building exhibits, two Seals of Merit for educational presentations and the Seal of Excellence for her 4-H poster exhibit. She served as president, treasurer and secretary. She also participated in the county 4-H council, area 4-H council, Iowa 4-H Technology Team and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“I’ve been in 4-H since I was in fourth grade and now I’m in my ninth and final year of 4-H,” Johnson said. “To say the least, 4-H has become a part of who I am. Through 4-H, I have become much more comfortable with myself as a person, and because of this, I have no fear of being put in situations with people I don’t know. 4-H has also helped me develop my leadership and citizenship skills. I love to take on projects in the many 4-H groups I’m a part of, as well as in the classroom and my community.”
A recent graduate of East Buchanan High School, Johnson plans on attending the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in art with an emphasis in graphic design.
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.
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, firstname.lastname@example.org