Cherokee County 4-H'er Receives Iowa State Fair Scholarship
AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Cherokee County 4-H member. Alissa Brady, Marcus, received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.
Brady, a seven-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Shawn and Barb Brady. She has participated in communications, home improvement, clothing and swine projects. She received a Seal of Excellence and Seal of Merit for Communications and has been awarded blue state fair 4-H ribbons. She has served as the president, secretary and historian for her 4-H club. She also participated in the county 4-H council and the county youth committee.
“4-H has been a huge influence on my decision to pursue agriculture as a career. When I was growing up, I spent countless summers at county fairs,” Brady said. “I loved to watch livestock, look at everyone’s blue ribbon projects ... I don’t feel that I will find that sense of family belonging in any other profession. Agriculture is the road I chose for my future because I want to be America’s tomorrow. I want to have the opportunity to invite a young child, just like me, to join the 4-H family and rural America.”
A recent graduate of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, Brady plans on attending Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural studies.
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.
Mitchell Hoyer, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, email@example.com
David Neff, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, email@example.com