Extension News

Lucas County 4-H'er Receives Pioneer Scholarship

8/15/2008

AMES, Iowa— A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Lucas County 4-H member. Emma Offenburger of Lacona has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Offenburger, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Randy and Cindy Offenburger. She has participated most actively in the project areas of horse, dog, cattle, photography and visual arts. On the county level, she has received the “I Dare You” leadership and outstanding 4-H member awards, first place in the senior livestock-judging contest and senior horse showmanship. On the state level, she has earned state project awards in photography and leadership. She has also served as the vice president, treasurer and reporter of her 4-H club and was a member of the county 4-H council.

“Ever since the fourth grade, I have grown up showing cattle, horses and dogs through 4-H. As a result, I have learned how to care for, treat, show and work with animals all while developing a love and respect for animals in the process.”

Offenburger is a graduate of Chariton High School and plans to major in pet grooming/veterinarian technician at Kirkwood 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