AMES, Iowa – Anna Grimley of Linn County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Grimley, 19, is the daughter of Jeff and Lee Ann Grimley of Springville.
A nine-year member, she has been involved in the leadership, clothing and child development project areas and has received a state 4-H aerospace award. Grimley also has served as an Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee, as a county and state council member, on her county youth committee and as president and vice president of her club. She has received the Linn County Youth Council Memorial Scholarship and Danforth leadership award and has attended the National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“When I joined 4-H in fourth grade I was a shy, reserved little girl. Through 4-H I have become an organized, self confident young woman,” Grimley said. “I’ve really enjoyed bringing out the best in others by organizing projects at the county level and working in the 4-H building at the state fair. I discovered my passion for science, technology and engineering through my 4-H project work and it influenced my choice to attend Iowa State University to study engineering.”
A current freshman at ISU majoring in engineering, Grimley is a member of Collegiate 4-H, the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) learning community.
For more information about 4-H contact the Linn County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, firstname.lastname@example.org