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Bremer County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship

8/19/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Bremer County 4-H member.  Danielle Hamilton, Waverly, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Hamilton, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Will and Linda Hamilton.  She was involved in clothing, dairy, food and nutrition, and personal development.  She received awards for citizenship, leadership and clothing projects.  She also served as president, treasurer and photographer for her local 4-H club.  She participated in the county 4-H council and county youth committee.

“Through 4-H, I have learned many skills that I will use throughout my life.  I have learned about food and nutrition, clothing and other project areas,” Hamilton said.  “Doing presentations for the club at the county level and at the Cattle Congress has taught me how to speak in front of people.  I have also learned about leadership and citizenship, which have helped me serve on the county council, as Bremer County Fair Queen, in my church and my community.  All of these things will help me to be a good citizen and better serve my community.”

A recent graduate of Waverly-Shell Rock High School, Hamilton plans on attending Northeast Iowa Community College, majoring in dairy science.

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