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Warren 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 Warren County 4-H member. Ashley Moorman, Carlisle, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Moorman, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Eric and Cindy Moorman. She has been involved in the beef and dog project areas and has won blue and purple ribbons in home improvement, food and nutrition and horse projects at the state level. She alsohas  received the local Hazel Walker Memorial, Elizabeth Putz and Outstanding Achievement awards and has served as club president and on her county 4-H council.

“4-H has helped me in my communication, leadership and citizenship skills. Holding several leadership position in my club helped me learn how to effectively communicate to all member ages, be organized and conquer my fear of public speaking,” Moorman said. “I have learned that 4-H is an organization that touches many lives and shapes great people. I plan to still be part of 4-H when I get older, whether it be a leader of a club or a volunteer at the county fair.”

A recent graduate of Carlisle High School, she 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