Extension News

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

8/8/2008

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

Rauen, an eight-year 4-H member, is the son of Steve and Joanne Rauen.  He has participated most actively in the project areas of dairy, photography, food and nutrition, clothing selection and horticulture.  He has exhibited at the county and state levels.  At the state level, he received first place in clothing selection, nutrition posters, heifer and cow, photography and visual arts.

“Through 4-H, I have learned many lifelong skills.  4-H has allowed me to travel at the state and national level in Dairy Quiz Bowl.  Being involved has taught me leadership, responsibility and dedication,” Rauen said.

A recent graduate of Western Dubuque High School, Rauen plans to major in agricultural education 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