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Sac County 4-H’er Earns Leadership Project Award

Kent Irwin


AMES, Iowa – Kent Irwin of Sac 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. Irwin, 18, is the son of Chris and Susan Irwin of Sac City.


During his seven years in 4-H, Irwin has served as club president, a county and area 4-H council member and a delegate to the National 4-H Congress. He also co-chaired his club’s fundraiser for two years and actively worked to revive the Mock Trial program at his school while recruiting a coach for the team.


“I have learned to set goals and keep records from my leadership experiences,” he said.


In addition to leadership, Irwin has received a state 4-H communication project award and been actively involved in the citizenship, photography and food and nutrition project areas. He also has received top educational presentation recognition at the local junior, intermediate and senior levels and attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has provided me the opportunity to meet people from every state, and it has given me the opportunity to build my communication skills,” he said. “Interviewing for area and state awards has been great practice for future job interviews.”


Irwin is currently a senior at East Sac Community High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Sac 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 Kent Irwin