Extension News

Scott County 4-H Member Receives Paul 4-H Scholarship

7/7/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Scott County 4-H member. Katlyn Burney, Blue Grass, has received the Paul 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Henry and Mary Martin Paul family.

Burney, an eight-year member, is the daughter of Dennes and Nancy Burney. She has been involved in the fashion revue, bucket bottle, food and nutrition and woodworking project areas and has received an excellence award for a communication project at the state level. A county 4-H council member, Burney has served as club president, received the 4-H Merit and Excellence Award at the local level and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has been a huge part of my life for the past eight years. From self development skills to future achievement, 4-H has always been a strong foundation,” she said. “As a person 4-H has taught me how to work towards my goals, become a better citizen and give back to my community. The life and communication skills learned in 4-H are not just for the present. They will also aid me in the future as I pursue a college education and eventually a career.”

Burney is a recent graduate of Davenport West High School and plans to attend Iowa State University to major in marketing.

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