Extension News

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

7/28/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Boone County 4-H member.  Kevin Hansen, Ames, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 

Hansen, an eight-year member, is the son of Barb Osborn and Ray Hansen.  He has been involved in the sheep, beef, home improvement and natural resources project areas.  He has been awarded the outstanding freshman award, spirit award and has held the position of vice president. 

“4-H has taught me the importance of being a leader in my community,” said Hansen. “Showing livestock has taught me patience as well as quality meat evaluation.”

A recent graduate of Boone High School, Hansen plans to attend Kirkwood Community College in horticulture.

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