Extension News

Buchanan County 4-H Member Receives an Alumni Scholarship

8/27/2008

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.

 

-30-

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