AMES, Iowa – Kelsey Mumm of Black Hawk 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. Mumm, 17, is the daughter of Ronn and Deb Mumm of Hudson.
During her nine years in 4-H, Mumm has participated in and completed a number of citizenship projects that have earned her recognition, such as the Danforth “I Dare You”, Mayor’s Top Teen and Guldager Merit awards.
“I have learned how much adults appreciate youth who take time to volunteer themselves,” she said. “I plan to continue my citizenship efforts throughout my life.”
In addition to citizenship, Mumm has been involved in the leadership, communication, photography and swine project areas while serving on her county youth committee and as club president and vice president. A county, area and state 4-H council member, she has attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Conference.
“4-H has helped me gain self-confidence and the outgoing personality that I have,” she said. “It has also taught me the importance of citizenship and leadership while helping me develop those skills. My goal is to have a career in the 4-H organization.”
Mumm is currently a senior at Hudson High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Black Hawk 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.
Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, firstname.lastname@example.org