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Worth County 4-H’er Earns Horse Project Award

Laura Medlang

10/16/2009

AMES, Iowa – Laura Medlang of Worth County received a state 4-H horse project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Medlang, 16, is the daughter of Morris and Jenelle Medlang of Kensett.

 

During her eight years in 4-H, Medlang has won first place honors in the senior games at the Worth County Fair and hosted a horse showmanship workshop for younger 4-H’ers in her county.

 

“I am most proud of how both my horses and I have grown and improved through my years in 4-H,” she said. “I have learned how big of a difference horses can make in people’s lives, and I hope to continue helping others through my horse project in the future.”

 

In addition to horses, Medlang has been involved in the home improvement, horticulture and citizenship project areas while receiving the top achievement in projects, “I Dare You” leadership and club historian of the year awards. She also has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and served as club vice president and a county, area and state 4-H council member.

 

“4-H has helped me to gain skills that I can use in the future as I go to college and start a life of my own. It has influenced me in many ways and is the reason why I am who I am today,” she said.

 

Medlang currently attends Northwood-Kensett Junior/Senior High School.

 

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.

 

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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 Medlang