Extension News

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.  Zachary Masker, Neola, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Masker, a 10-year 4-H member, is the son of John and Deb Masker.  He has been involved with leadership, beef and swine.  He received honors for leadership and swine.  He has served as president, vice-president and recreation officer for his 4-H club, and was on the area 4-H council.  He also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Through 4-H, I have learned many life skills such as goal setting, leadership and communication. My swine and beef projects have helped me to prepare for my major,” Masker said.

A recent graduate of St. Albert Catholic High School, Masker will be attending Iowa Western Community College, studying agricultural transfer.

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