Extension News

Ida County 4-H'er Receives Iowa State Fair Scholarship

8/8/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to an Ida County 4-H member.  Adam Dreeszen, Cushing, received an Iowa State Fair Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Dreeszen, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Roger and Mary Dreeszen.  He has participated in communications, livestock, citizenship and self-determined projects.  He received recognition for Outstanding 4-H Member, Top County Extemporaneous Speaking, Share the Fun, educations presentations and clothing selection.  He served as president, vice-president and historian for his local club.  He also participated in the county, area and state 4-H councils; county youth committee; National 4-H Congress; Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has made me the person that I am today by teaching me responsibility, leadership, respect and effective communication,” Dreeszen said.  “4-H has taught me many social and life skills that I will continue to use the rest of my days.”

A recent graduate of Galva-Holstein High School, Dreeszen plans on attending Iowa State University with a major 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