Extension News

Dubuque County 4-H’er Receives Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship

7/28/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Dubuque County 4-H member. Katie Connolly, Bernard, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 

Connolly, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Jim and Tammy Connolly. She has been involved in the food and nutrition and wood working project areas and has received state recognition in both the trail horse and pleasure shows. At the local level she has been recognized as the all around horse exhibitor and received showmanship awards. Connolly also has served as president and vice president of her 4-H club.

“Being in 4-H has influenced me to continue pursuing bookkeeping and working with people,” she said.

A recent graduate of Cascade High School, Connolly plans to attend Northeast Iowa Community College to major in accounting.

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 involve 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