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Harrison 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 Harrison County 4-H member. Billi Oloff, Persia, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Oloff, a nine-year member, is the daughter of William and Yvette Oloff. She has been involved in the beef, sheep, cat and rabbit project areas and has been awarded blue ribbons at the state level for multiple photography and food and nutrition projects. She also has received leadership, outstanding 4-H’er, community service and citizenship awards at the local level along with 100 percent attendance awards for eight years. A county 4-H council member, Oloff has served as club president and attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“My 4-H experiences have helped me grow in many ways, and I truly believe 4-H can create confidence,” she said. “My love of animals has grown over the years, and all I want to do with my life is be outside and work with animals. After attending the Animal Science Roundup on the Iowa State University campus, I made my decision to study there to become a veterinarian.”

A recent graduate of Tri-Center High School, Oloff plans to attend Iowa State University and major in animal science, pre-veterinary medicine.

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