Extension News

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

8/15/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County 4-H member.  Megan Seelman, North Liberty, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Seelman, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Jim and Bev Seelman.  She participated in horse and pony, photography, beef, communications, and food and nutrition projects.  She received awards for leadership, communications, presentations and photography.  Seelman also served as president, treasurer and photographer for her local 4-H club.  She participated in the county 4-H council and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has been a big part of my life,” Seelman said.  “While participating in the 4-H Horse and Pony Club, I have grown as a person.  I have had the opportunity to teach others and I am now one of those members who the younger 4-H'ers look up to.  4-H has taught me many life lessons and has helped me become a more responsible person and leader.  4-H has helped prepare me for college by being able to set goals and achieve them.  It has taught me how to make sure things are done on time and has taught me how to be a leader, a good citizen and especially a good communicator.”

A recent graduate of Clear Creek Amana High School, Seelman plans on attending Kirkwood Community College, majoring in horse science 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) 294-0775, dneff@iastate.edu

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