AMES, Iowa – Kimberly Sande of Webster 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. Sande, 17, is the daughter of Wade and Deb Allard of Gowrie and Khris Sande of Otho.
Throughout her seven years in 4-H, Sande learned to train her own horse, earned several county awards and helped other 4-H’ers in the project area.
“Because I trained my own horse, I had quite a few extra difficulties. However, I was able to grow from them and share what I learned with my fellow 4-H’ers,” she said. “Through this and all of the different projects and award opportunities, I’ve become a more confident person, which will, in turn, allow me to share what I’ve learned in 4-H.”
In addition to horses, Sande has been involved in the dog, photography, cat and visual arts project areas while receiving runner-up county fair queen honors. She has served as club vice president and on her county 4-H council. She also has attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H really helped me develop into the person I am today, not only by giving me the confidence to shine but also giving me skills I’ll be able to use for years to come,” she said.
She is currently a freshman at Iowa Central Community College majoring in web and graphic technology.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Webster 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
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, email@example.com