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West Pottawattamie County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship

8/19/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a West Pottawattamie  County 4-H member.  Emmalee Cain, Council Bluffs, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Incorporated. 

Cain, an eight-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Ed and Deb Cain.  She participated in horse, sheep, dog, llama and rabbit projects.  She received awards for Outstanding Record Keeping skills, and Grand and Reserve Lamb Rate of Gain.  She served as president, secretary, reporter and secretary of her local 4-H club.  She also participated in county 4-H council.

“4-H has taught me two very important things – a sense of responsibility and leadership skills,” Cain said.  “I have had animals my whole life and have been in 4-H since the fifth grade.  In my club and at the fair, I was put in charge of things that most kids my age did not get the chance to [supervise].  ... I know that if I was not active in 4-H, I would not have been given the opportunity to experience so many different community service projects.  I learned a lot from my years in 4-H and I can’t wait to apply my education in medicine and in my life.”

A recent graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, Cain plans to attend Iowa Western Community College, majoring in veterinary technology.

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