Extension News

Cass County 4-H Member Receives Gauger 4-H Scholarship

7/7/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $750 scholarship has been awarded to a Cass County 4-H member. Curtis Ullerich, Wiota, has received the C. J. Gauger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H alumni contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Ullerich, a nine-year member, is the son of Chris and Gwen Ullerich. He has been involved in the communication and food and nutrition project areas and has received the horse high-point showman award on the local level. On the state level Ullerich has been awarded a purple ribbon in horse showmanship, a state project music award and a visual arts award at the Iowa State Fair. A county, area and state 4-H council member, he also has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, served as president of his club and been a member of his county youth committee.

“4-H gave me the push to become active in my community and involved in activities. I greatly appreciate that 4-H made me a productive and out-going person,” he said.

A recent graduate of Atlantic High School, Ullerich plans to attend Iowa State University to major in engineering.

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