Extension News

Johnson County 4-H Member Receives Quercus Landscapes 4-H Scholarship

7/8/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County 4-H member. Brett Seelman, North Liberty, has received the Quercus Landscapes 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Brad and Katie Tabke, Quercus Landscapes Inc.

Seelman, a nine-year member, is the son of Jim and Bev Seelman. He was involved in the beef, photography, horticulture and visual arts project areas and received state leadership, communications and citizenship awards while exhibiting numerous projects on the state level. A county, area and state 4-H council member, Seelman served on his county youth committee and as president of both his club and the county 4-H youth council.

“The opportunities that were presented to me at the local and state 4-H levels when I was in high school influenced my plans to attend Iowa State University,” he said. “I find myself using the same communication and leadership principles to lead group projects, present project proposals and communicate.”

Seelman is currently a junior at ISU majoring in landscape architecture with a minor in entrepreneurial studies. He has been an active member of Collegiate 4-H, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dance Marathon, the Government of the Student Body, ISU Student Foundation Committee and the Student Society of Landscape Architecture while serving as a STARS representative for student admissions.

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