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Adair County 4-H’er Earns Citizenship Project Award

Rachel Herr

10/16/2009

AMES, Iowa – Rachel Herr of Adair County received a state 4-H citizenship project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Herr, 18, is the daughter of Paul and Virginia Herr of Fontanelle.

 

During her nine years in 4-H, Herr has led two major citizenship projects that have been implemented at the area level and has received a citizenship award at the local level.

 

“I am most proud of touching many lives through my service work,” she said.

 

A county and area 4-H council member, Herr also has received state 4-H beef and food and nutrition project awards and has been active in the communication, clothing and leadership project areas. She has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, served as club president and vice president and received her county’s outstanding junior, intermediate and senior 4-H’er awards.

 

“I have learned responsibility, communication and leadership through 4-H and hope to use these skills for bettering my community in the future,” she said. “I have also discovered my future career path through 4-H.”

 

Herr is currently a freshman at Drake University majoring in pharmacy where she is active in the chemistry club, pre-medicine club and 10,000 volunteers organization.

 

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.

 

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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 Rachel Herr