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East Pottawattamie County 4-H'er Earns Photography Project Award

Amanda Vorthmann

10/7/2008

AMES, Iowa – Amanda Vorthmann of East Pottawattamie County received a state 4-H photography project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  Vorthmann, 19, is the daughter of Ann Vorthmann of Oakland and Warren Vorthmann of Treynor.

During her 10 years of 4-H, she has been active in the leadership, photography, welding, market beef and food and nutrition project areas. She has received the 4-H state gallery award from the professional photographers of Iowa and blue ribbons at the Iowa State Fair for home improvement, fashion revue, welding and food and nutrition projects. Vorthmann has also been nominated as a junior leader for her county while being awarded the top senior photography and top intermediate cattle showman awards. A county 4-H council member, she has attended the Iowa 4-H Conference and served as president, secretary, treasurer and historian of her club and as a food and fitness ambassador. She also has been a member of the planning committee for Speak Out for Agriculture.

Vorthmann attends Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge where she is studying culinary arts and participating in track and cross country.

For more information about 4-H contact the East Pottawattamie 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.

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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

Amanda Vorthmann (high resolution photo)