Extension News

Tama 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 Tama County 4-H member. Taylor Petersen, Gladbrook, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Petersen, a nine-year member, is the daughter of William and Crystal Petersen. She has been involved in the beef, poultry, entomology and equine project areas and has received honors at the state level including a gold seal of excellence in communications, special recognition for a food and nutrition exhibit and veterinary science, animal science and leadership exhibit awards. At the county level she has been a member of the champion livestock judging team and received the American Youth Foundation and Danforth awards. Petersen also has served as club president and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Developing skills, improving speaking, exploring careers and citizenship are all things I have been able to do through 4-H,” she said. “I have experienced many great ‘moments,’ incredible personal growth and development and am convinced that my participation in 4-H has helped me become who I am today and will continue to influence who I will be in the future.”

A recent graduate of Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School, Petersen plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science, pre-veterinary.

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