AMES, Iowa – Sarah Tweeten of Worth County received a state 4-H communication project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Tweeten, 16, is the daughter of Brian and Julie Tweeten of Kensett.
During her eight years in 4-H, Tweeten has completed several working exhibits and barn interview projects while hosting a clothing workshop. She also has served as her club’s secretary and reporter and received her county’s communication award.
“Through this experience I got to see first hand that hard work, determination and commitment really do pay off,” she said. “4-H has completely changed me as a person. Without this program I would not have learned these skills and become the successful individual that I am today. “
In addition to communications, Tweeten has been involved in the clothing, home improvement, sheep and food and nutrition project areas while receiving the “I Dare You” award at the local level. She has served on her county 4-H council and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, but is most proud of being selected to additionally serve on the state 4-H council.
“I have had other accomplishments that I am proud of, however the state council requires a whole new level of commitment and work that makes you appreciate the honor a whole lot more,” she said. “4-H experiences like this continue to change me today and set me up for an exciting and successful future.”
Tweeten is currently a junior at Central Springs 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.
Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, email@example.com
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