Extension News

Sac County 4-H'ers Receive Iowa State Fair Scholarships

8/8/2008

AMES, Iowa – Two Sac County 4-H'ers have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  Kourtney Determan, Early, and Amy Peyton, Sac City, each received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Kourtney Determan, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Steve and Barb Determan.  She has been most involved with leadership, communications and citizenship projects.  She has received the State Citizenship Award, State Leadership Award and State Communications Award.  She has served as president, secretary and public relations chair of her 4-H club and participated in the county, area and state 4-H councils, National 4-H Conference and National 4-H Congress.  She also attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Through 4-H, I have learned more about citizenship, leadership and communications,” Determan said.  “These skills helped me choose my major and will help me throughout the rest of my life.”

Determan is a recent graduate of Schaller-Crestland Community School.  She plans to attend Iowa State University with a major in horticulture.

Amy Peyton, a 10-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Harold and Sue Peyton.  She has been involved with projects including citizenship, leadership and communications.  She has received state project awards in home improvement and has received honors for Top Record Book, various fashion categories and beef presentation.

Peyton has been a member of the Iowa 4-H Technology Team and county, area and state 4-H councils. In addition, she has participated in National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. She served as president, secretary and reporter of her 4-H club.

“4-H has really made me who I am today,” Peyton said.  “The program has taught me skills and given me experiences I will remember for the rest of my life.  Because of my experiences with the beef project, I now plan on pursuing an agricultural field in college.”

Peyton is a recent graduate of East Sac County High School.  She plans on attending Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural business.

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