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Benton County 4-H Member Receives Theisen Scholarship


AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Benton County 4-H member.  Luke Stien, Newhall, received the Theisen Home Farm Auto 4-H Scholarship, sponsored by Theisen Supply Inc.


Stien, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Doug and Debbie Stien.  He participated most actively in the project areas of market lambs, breeding sheep, photography and woodworking.  He was a State Fair 4-H Premier Exhibitor in Sheep, received a blue ribbon for photography and was a class and division winner at the Iowa State Fair.  He served as president, treasurer and reporter for his local 4-H club.


“Being a nine-year member in 4-H has enabled me to develop life skills, enhance my leadership abilities and learn to work with a team effectively,” Stien said.  “Through my 4-H projects, I learned to set goals, keep records and evaluate the outcomes, which helped me improve.”


A recent graduate of Benton Community High School, Stien plans to major in agricultural engineering at Iowa State University.


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.



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