Extension News

Black Hawk County 4-H Member Receives Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship

7/30/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Black Hawk County 4-H member. Heathar Adolfs, Waterloo, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Adolfs, a seven-year member, is the daughter of Richard and Ramona Adolfs. She has been involved in the citizenship and goat project areas and has received a seal of excellence for communications, grand champion horse and pony showmanship and veterinary science and discovering design awards, all at the state level. A county and area 4-H council member, Adolfs has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and served as club president and on her county youth committee.

“The 4-H program has taught me life-long skills such as citizenship, leadership and communications. By learning many new skills and experiencing many different opportunities, I have become a well-rounded individual,” she said. “4-H also has given me the chance to see all that I can potentially be and has encouraged me to strive for my dreams.”

A recent graduate of Aplington-Parkersburg High School, Adolfs plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science.

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

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

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu