Hancock County 4-H'er Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship
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.
Mitchell Hoyer, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, email@example.com
David Neff, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, email@example.com