Extension News

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

7/7/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $5,756 scholarship has been awarded to a Cass County 4-H member. Courtney Blake, Ames, has received a Mahr Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Marvin Sr. and Frederica Mahr family.

Blake, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Roger and Gerri Blake, Walnut. She was involved in the beef, sheep and communications project areas and served as a delegate for the National 4-H Congress. A county, area and state 4-H council member, Blake also was a part of her county youth committee and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has greatly helped to shape my life by providing me with leadership, citizenship and communication skills and opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise,” she said.

Blake recently completed her first year at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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