Two Poweshiek County 4Hers Receive State Awards
On Thursday, June 26that the State 4-H Conference Catelyn Graham and Christian Graham received State Awards for their project work. Catelyn received a Project award in Leadership and Christian in Beef.
An eight-year member of 4-H, Catelyn has completed projects on leadership, photography, beef, communications and citizenship. She has served as president, secretary and photographer of her 4-H club. Graham has participated in her county 4-H council and Citizenship-Washington Focus.
“I have gained knowledge and skills through my 4-H experience that will equip me to be a leader in my community,” said Catelyn. “I have gained confidence and self-esteem to be an effective leader.”
“Through 4-H I have learned the importance of setting goals, developing a plan, setting a deadline and evaluating the process and the result,” said Christian. “I believe much is learned from failures as well as success.”
Christian has been in 4-H for eight years and has completed projects in beef, communications, veterinary science and technology, citizenship and welding. He has served as treasurer, core development team member and photographer of his 4-H clubs. Graham has participated in his county 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
Fifty-two Iowa 4-H’ers have been selected to receive state 4-H project awards in 2014. A total of 163 4-H youth from 52 counties applied for the awards this year. The awards are given to youth who have exhibited mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area. The 4-H’ers receiving the awards are recognized as the top in the state.
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