Extension News

Hamilton County 4-H’er Receives Schmalenberger 4-H Scholarship

7/8/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Hamilton County 4-H member.  Stephanie Carlson, Stratford, has received a Schmalenberger 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Carl Schmalenberger Memorial Funds. 

Carlson, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Greg and Marlys Carlson.  She has been involved in the food and nutrition and swine project areas and has been awarded state honors for citizenship, communications, fashion revue and photography projects. She also has served on her county council and attended the senior Chicago awards trip and the intermediate Omaha Zoo trip.  Carlson has held the positions of president and vice president in her club.

“4-H has taught me several lifelong skills that I have grown to appreciate,” she said.  “I can communicate professionally with others because of my involvement with the 4-H program.”

A recent graduate of Webster City High School, Carlson plans to attend Iowa State University in animal science/pre-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