Extension News

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

7/28/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Mahaska County 4-H member.  Samuel Groenenboom, Oskaloosa, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 

Groenenboom, a nine-year member, is the son of Joel and Laura Groenenboom. He has been involved in the market swine project and his county council.  He has been awarded intermediate and senior showmanship awards and has held the position of vice president in his club. 

“Through 4-H, I believe I have been able to discover a career path that I will enjoy and thrive in,” said Groenenboom.

A recent graduate of Pella Christian High School, Groenenboom plans to attend Kirkwood Community College in agronomy.

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