Extension News

Washington County 4-H Member Receives Orscheln Scholarship

8/28/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County 4-H member.  Tyler Romoser, Keota, received an Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home Supply Company Inc.

Romoser, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Bob and Mary Beth Romoser.  He has been involved with swine, beef, home improvement, photography, and food and nutrition projects.  He received awards for refinishing projects and swine.  He served as secretary, reporter and president of his 4-H club, and participated in the county 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has been beneficial to me in many ways.  Through projects and community service, I have learned to plan, problem solve, meet goals, keep records and have developed leadership and communication skills,” Romoser said.  “With the life lessons of 4-H and confidence in my abilities, I feel prepared to further my education at ISU.”

Romoser is a recent graduate of Keota High School.  He plans on attending Iowa State University majoring in agricultural engineering.

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