Extension News

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

8/15/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Hancock County 4-H member.  Brittany Weaver, Garner, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Weaver, an eight-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Brent and Rosemary Weaver.  She has been involved in market beef, photography, visual arts, gardening and home improvement projects.  She has been awarded as a top team member in livestock judging and has received the AK-SAR-BEN Award, among other achievements.  She has been vice-president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club.  She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has taught me communication skills.  When I have to give reasons for decisions at livestock judging contests, I am more confident, fluent and at ease when talking in front of others,” Weaver said.  “By completing our annual record books, I have realized how important it is to have accurate records as well as being organized.  Being an officer of our 4-H club has also helped me to become a better leader.  When in this position, all the younger kids look up to you.  I have also learned proper time management, work ethic and service through the 4-H program.”

A recent graduate of Garner-Hayfield High School, Weaver plans on attending North Iowa Area Community College.

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