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Black Hawk County 4-H’er Earns Dog Project Award

Stefanie Newhouse


AMES, Iowa – Stefanie Newhouse of Black Hawk County received a state 4-H dog project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Newhouse, 15, is the daughter of Jim Newhouse and Debbie Baker of Hudson.


During her five years in 4-H, Newhouse’s active involvement in the dog project area has earned her the local Meyer Dog Award. She also has been involved in the veterinary science, citizenship, photography and communication project areas where she received a state fair seal of excellence for a working exhibit. Newhouse has received the Guldager Junior and Intermediate awards, served as club president and been a member of her county 4-H council.


She is currently a sophomore 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.



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 Stefanie Newhouse