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Worth County 4-H’er Earns Citizenship Project Award

Sarah Hovey


AMES, Iowa – Sarah Hovey of Worth 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. Hovey, 17, is the daughter of Larry and Donna Hovey of Northwood.


During her seven years in 4-H, Hovey has studied citizenship and is most proud of working to raise the number of 4-H’ers in her county.


“I gained leadership, citizenship and communication skills and will use them in the future,” she said.


A county 4-H council member, Hovey also has been involved in the leadership, food and nutrition, woodworking and clothing project areas and won several blue ribbons at the state level along with top record book awards at the local level. She has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and is currently a senior at Northwood-Kensett High School.


“4-H has influenced me to become the leader that I am. It built confidence through the different projects that I have done and developed my communication skills when doing educational presentations,” she said. “It has also prepared me for interviews when applying for a job and helped me learn how to work with different people.”


For more information about 4-H, contact the Worth 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 Sarah Hovey