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

8/15/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Fayette County 4-H member.  Katie Steinlage, West Union, received a Pioneer Community College Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Steinlage, an eight-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Mary and Gary Steinlage.  She participated in dairy cattle, visual arts, woodworking, communication, and food and nutrition projects.  She was selected to represent Iowa at the 2006 national 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the World Daily Expo.  She served as president, vice-president and secretary of her local 4-H club.  She also participated in county 4-H council, area 4-H council, county youth committee and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Steinlage said, “Without 4-H in my life, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.  4-H sparked my interest in the dairy industry.  I’ve learned the true meaning of hard work and dedication.  Working with animals during my 4-H career has inspired me to become a large animal vet.”

A recent graduate of North Fayette High School, Steinlage plans to attend Northeast Iowa Community College, majoring in dairy science/pre-veterinary specializing in animal reproduction and embryo transferring.

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