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Adair County 4-H’er Earns Music Project Award

Joanna Blomquist


AMES, Iowa – Joanna Blomquist of Adair County received a state 4-H music project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Blomquist, 17, is the daughter of Francis and Sue Blomquist of Stuart.

During her nine years in 4-H, Blomquist has served as her high school band’s section leader for three years, attended numerous honor bands and earned high honors at them including the first chair flute at the Drake Honor Band. She also plays piano and works to perfect both instruments.


“I have learned perseverance and hard work from my experiences. I hope to take these two skills with me in the future as well as my love of music,” she said.


A county 4-H council member, Blomquist has been involved in the swine, food and nutrition, bucket-bottle and horticulture project areas and has received the agriculture and natural resources award and 4-H spirit award, both at the local level. She is currently a senior at West Central Valley High School.


“Through 4-H I have come to really enjoy doing community service work,” she said. “ I have also gained an interest in working in agriculture and am interested in majoring in horticulture in college.”


For more information about 4-H, contact the Adair County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.



Contacts :

Brenda Allen, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@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


Photo of Joanna Blomquist