Extension News

Webster County 4-H Member Receives Persinger-Asmus 4-H Scholarship

7/8/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Webster County 4-H member. Jeremy Weiss, Barnum, has received the Persinger-Asmus 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Persinger and Asmus families.

Weiss, a nine-year member, is the son of Jeff and Denise Weiss. He received awards in the communications, photography, leadership and citizenship project areas and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus. A county, area and state 4-H council member, Weiss also served as club president, an Iowa 4-H Foundation Trustee and on his county youth committee.

“The 4-H program has helped to develop me into the person I am today,” he said. “It has given me many opportunities I greatly value.”

A junior at Iowa State University, Weiss is majoring in management and has been involved in Collegiate 4-H, VEISHEA, the ISU Blood Drive and the Gerdin Citizenship Program.

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