Extension News

Boone County 4-H Member Receives Juergens Scholarship

8/27/2008

AMES, Iowa -- A $1,500 scholarship has been awarded to a Boone County 4-H member. Courtney Tingwald, Woodward, has received the Juergens 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Juergens family in honor of Dale and Ruth Juergens.

Tingwald, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Keith and Linda Tingwald. She has been active in the project areas of communications, citizenship and child development. She has been a member of the county 4-H council, county youth committee, area 4-H council, state 4-H council and the National 4-H Congress. She has received the Einsley Club Citizenship Award and the Leader of Tomorrow award. Tingwald has also served as the 4-H club president, vice president and secretary.

“4-H has made me who I am today and I am proud of that,” Tingwald said. “I wholeheartedly believe in the 4-H program and what it has to offer. I have gained valuable life skills that will aid in my success in the future.”

A recent Woodward-Granger High School graduate, Tingwald plans to attend Iowa State University, majoring in agriculture 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