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Adair County 4-H’er Earns Clothing Project Award

Laura Marnin

10/16/2009

AMES, Iowa – Laura Marnin of Adair County received a state 4-H clothing project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Marnin, 17, is the daughter of Allen and Susan Marnin of Greenfield.

 

During her eight years in 4-H, Marnin has constructed and modeled dresses at the Iowa State Fair twice and learned communication skills from her experiences in the project area.

 

“I am most proud of the communication skills I have acquired,” she said. “I have learned to be outgoing, and I hope to take leadership and communication skills with me in the future.”

 

In addition to clothing, Marnin has been involved in the food and nutrition, home improvement and child development project areas while serving as club vice president and on her county 4-H council.

 

“I used to be shy, but 4-H has provided me with a lot of opportunities to get out of my comfort zone. Volunteering with Clover Kids and working as an Americorps worker also made me realize that I want to be an elementary teacher,” the current senior at Nodaway Valley High School said.

 

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 Laura Marnin