Extension News

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

7/28/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Mitchell County 4-H member. Brian Eastman, Riceville, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 

Eastman, a nine-year member, is the son of Steve and Deanna Eastman. He has been involved in the beef, home improvement, welding and leadership project areas and has received the “I Dare You” award and senior overall crop production project recognition at the state level. A county and area 4-H council member, Eastman also has served as club president and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has been a large part of my life. It has taught me many things like leadership, citizenship and communication,” he said. “I will use the skills I have learned in 4-H to better myself and my country.”

A recent graduate of Riceville Community High School, Eastman plans to attend Iowa Lakes Community College to major in agricultural business.

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.

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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