Extension News

Crawford County 4-H'er Receives State Fair Scholarship

8/15/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Crawford County 4-H member.  James Sullivan, Dunlap, received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Sullivan, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Joe and Beth Sullivan.  He has participated most actively in the project areas of beef, livestock, citizenship and leadership.  He has exhibited at the county and state levels.  On the state level, he received the Supreme Champion Junior Heifer Award at the Iowa State Fair. 

“Being a 4-H member for so many years has been very instrumental in who I am.  It has taught me leadership, citizenship, honesty, values and common sense,” Sullivan said.  “With all my accomplishments, I am proud to say that the most rewarding experience has been helping others and passing these values on to younger members.” 

A recent graduate of Boyer Valley High School, Sullivan plans to major in business with a minor in agricultural business at Iowa State University.

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