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Webster County 4-H'er Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship


AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Webster County 4-H member.  Lauren Mitchell, Duncombe, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Mitchell, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of David and Sharon Mitchell.  She has been involved in communications, food and nutrition, visual arts, photography and poultry.  She has received awards for her exhibits and presentations including a Seal of Excellence on Working Exhibits.  She served as president, vice-president and secretary of her 4-H club.  She also participated in the county 4-H council, county youth committee, Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has provided numerous opportunities including leadership positions, communications projects and various trips that have allowed me to develop into a caring, goal-oriented and responsible young adult,” Mitchell said.  “I’ve especially enjoyed the food and nutrition project, so I hope to have a career working in a food-related field.”

A recent graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School, Mitchell plans on attending Iowa Central Community College, majoring in food science or animal 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.


Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu

David Neff, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, dneff@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu