Extension News

Marion County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship

8/19/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Marion County 4-H member.  Jay Boot, Pella, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Boot, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Darrell and Bonnie Boot.  He was involved with sheep, pig, cattle and woodworking projects.  He served as vice-president and recreation director of his 4-H club.  He also participated in the county 4-H council.

“Through my involvement in 4-H, I have learned that building friendships with other members and turning that friendship into teamwork at the county fair is more important than placing first or getting grand champion,” Boot said.  “4-H has taught me how to manage my time between school and farming.  This will help me next year as I go to college and in the future as I enter the farming world.”

A recent graduate of Pella Christian High School, Boot plans to attend Kirkwood Community College, majoring in agriculture production management.

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