Extension News

Appanoose County 4-H Member Receives Colvin Family 4-H Scholarship

7/7/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to an Appanoose County 4-H member. Lea Johnson, Unionville, has received the Colvin Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Colvin Family Endowment.

Johnson, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Richard and Yvonne Johnson. She has been involved in the market lamb and clothing selection project areas and has received state recognition for photography, food and nutrition and home improvement projects. She also has served on her county 4-H council and attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Being a 4-H member has taught me the importance of working together and thinking of others and has given me leadership and direction in my life,” Johnson said. “My involvement has given me great confidence and pride and shown me how a small group of dedicated people can make a difference in the world.”

A recent graduate of Moravia High School, Johnson plans to attend Iowa State University to major in education.

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

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

Caitlyn Miller, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, millercm@iastate.edu

Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, hmac@iastate.edu