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Hardin County 4-H’er Receives Pence Visual Arts 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Hardin County 4-H member.  Laura Jo Daniels, Eldora, has received the Cheryl and David Pence Visual Arts 4-H scholarship sponsored by Cheryl and David Pence. 

Daniels, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Larry and Peggy Daniels. She has been involved in the food and nutrition, citizenship and leadership project areas and has received a state dog project award and been recognized for exhibiting one of the top-five visual arts projects at the Iowa State Fair. Daniels has also served as her county 4-H council’s president and attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“My 4-H experience has given me more confidence to try new things, and I have taken on leadership roles as a Clover Kids leader and county council officer,” said Daniels.  “Each project area I was involved in has taught me new skills and encouraged me to plan, set goals, work toward my goals to achieve the end results I would like.”

A recent graduate of South Hardin High School, Daniels plans to attend Iowa State University for animal science.

In Iowa, the 4-H program is a part of the 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.


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