Extension News

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

8/8/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Scott County 4-H member.  Amy Maxwell, Donahue, received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Maxwell, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of John Maxwell.  She has participated most actively in the project areas of communications, leadership, citizenship and showmanship.  She has exhibited at both the county and state levels.  On the state level, she received awards for Top Milk and Top CFP.  On the county level, she has received awards for extemporaneous speaking and educational presentations. 

“I realize that the values instilled in me by the 4-H program, such as responsibility, leadership and a strong work ethic, have helped me achieve higher levels in school,” Maxwell said.

A recent graduate of North Scott Senior High School, Maxwell plans to major in agricultural business 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.

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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