Extension News

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

7/28/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County 4-H member.  Alyssa Foster, Riverside, received a Pioneer Community College scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 

Foster, an eight-year member, is the daughter of Jeff and Tammy Foster. She has been involved in the food and nutrition, photography, goat and pony project areas and has received a state horse project award.  She also has been a member of county, area and state 4-H council and her county youth committee and held the positions of club president and vice president. 

“4-H has given me the confidence and self motivation to reach my goals. Through my 4-H experience I have become a positive member in my community and club,” said Foster.

A recent graduate of Mid-Prairie High School, Foster plans to attend Kirkwood Community College in agricultural education.

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