Buena Vista County 4-H’er Earns Leadership Project Award
AMES, Iowa – Stacie Glienke of Buena Vista County received a state 4-H leadership project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Glienke, 17, is the daughter of Brian and Cindy Glienke of Aurelia.
During her nine years in 4-H, Glienke has served as club vice president and a county 4-H council member while organizing two different events. For the last seven years she has organized the Pumpkin Hollow Coloring Contest and given away two bikes every year to the winners. Additionally, she has led the Ag Olympics event at her county fair.
“I have learned how to lead others through my Ag Olympics event and how to organize many items to prepare for my yearly coloring contest,” she said. “I also look forward to teaching younger 4-H’ers the many skills I have learned in 4-H.”
A state 4-H dairy project award winner last year, Glienke has also been involved in the citizenship, home improvement and food and nutrition project areas and has received the senior achievement, merit and Rafa Worthan awards at the local level. The current senior at Aurelia Community High School also has attended the Iowa 4-H Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus.
“My 4-H experiences have taught me many life skills. I have gained experience in speaking in front of a group and in an interview setting. I have also learned how to lead and help others,” she said.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Buena Vista 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.
Brenda Allen, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, email@example.com
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo of Stacie Glienke