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Youth, Adult Delegates Named for National 4-H Conference

3/14/2008

AMES, Iowa -- Four youth and two adult delegates will represent the state of Iowa at the National 4-H Conference at Chevy Chase, Md., March 29 to April 3. Here are the youth delegates:

Kourtney Determan, a 10-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Steve and Barb Determan of Early, Iowa. She is a senior at Schaller-Crestland High School.

“4-H has taught me the life skills I need to be successful. The communication, citizenship and leadership skills I learned have helped me decide what to do in the future and have made me the person I am today.”

A citizenship and leadership project award winner, she is a member of the State 4-H Council, Northwest Area 4-H Council and Sac County 4-H Council. Determan has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Citizenship-Washington Focus Trip and National 4-H Congress. Within her 4-H club she has served as the president, secretary, reporter and public relations and telephone committee chairpersons.

Anna Grimley, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Lee Ann and Jeff Grimley of Springville, Iowa. She is a senior at Springville High School.

“4-H has really made me excited about my future. I know that from my experiences in 4-H, I have developed many interests and have become a well-rounded individual. By setting goals and steps to achieve those goals, I can do anything I set my mind to.”

Grimley is a 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee and a member of the State 4-H Council, Area 4-H Council, Linn County 4-H Council, County Youth Committee and her 4-H Club. She has served as a delegate to the Citizenship-Washington Focus Trip, National 4-H Congress and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Anna is an aerospace project award winner and has served as the president and vice president of her 4-H club.

“My 4-H experiences have served me well also in my work as a Senate page, Hoover Uncommon Student, Hills Bank Leadership Student and President of the Student Body of my high school.”

Shea Kruger, an eight-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Laurene and Neil Krueger of Grafton, Iowa. Kruger is a junior at St. Ansgar High School.

“My involvement in 4-H has opened my eyes to the world around me. Improving myself and having opportunities to help others, I foresee myself becoming a leader of a charitable organization someday.”

A citizenship and leadership project award winner, Kruger is a member of the State 4-H Council, Northeast Iowa Area 4-H Council, Worth County 4-H Council and delegate to the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Within her 4-H club she has served as the president, secretary and historian.

“No matter what the future holds for me, I know the life skills I have learned throughout 4-H will be beneficial to me for the rest of my life.”

Amy Peyton, a 10-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Harold and Sue Peyton of Sac City, Iowa. She is a senior at East Sac County High School.

“4-H has truly opened my eyes to the world. It has given me opportunities I never would have believed possible.”

A state leadership and home improvement project award winner, Amy is a member of the State 4-H Council, Northwest Area 4-H Council and Sac County 4-H Council. She also has been a member of the Iowa 4-H Technology Team and a delegate to the National 4-H Congress and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Within her 4-H club, she has served as the president, secretary and reporter.

“My experiences in 4-H have shaped my life and made me who I am today. 4-H helped me choose the career path I will be pursuing and has given me the courage to reach for my dreams!”

In addition, Peyton has been named a Hoover Uncommon Student and serves as a Senate page.

Also attending the National 4-H Conference are two adult delegates, Sherry Ford, ISU Extension education director for Mills County, and Joyce Patterson, 4-H youth coordinator for Boone County. The two will accompany the youth and take part in the conference as well.   

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Contacts :

Brenda Allen, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu