Two Buena Vista County 4-H'ers earned awards for leadership projects they headed; each was also awarded a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment.
Adam Glienke, 17, is the son of Brian and Cindy Glienke of Aurelia.
During his nine years in 4-H, Glienke has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, dairy, woodworking and welding. He has received state 4-H dairy and leadership awards. Along with these, Glienke has received many county-level honors such as the Craig Sump Memorial Award, senior merit award, senior achievement award, and the Rafa Worthan Memorial Award. He has been president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of his 4-H club. He has served on his county and area 4-H Councils and his county youth committee, and participated in Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
"Through 4-H I gained communication skills from the many presentations I have done, leadership skills from the workshops I have led, and citizenship from helping out with so many projects," said Glienke. "Four-H is a great learning experience."
Glienke is a senior at Aurelia High School.
Sydni Williams, 19, is the daughter of Mark and Deb Williams of Storm Lake.
During her nine years in 4-H, Williams completed several major projects including leadership, communication, photography, citizenship and poultry. She received state 4-H honors such as a poultry project award and a communications excellence award. Along with these, Williams received many honors at the county level such as the Rafa Worthan Award, senior merit and achievement award, the Craig Sump Memorial Award and the Danforth "I Dare You" Award. She was president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of her 4-H club. She served on her county, area and state 4-H councils and her county youth committee and attended National 4-H Congress. She also participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus.
"Four-H gave me the freedom to explore many areas including poultry and communications," said Williams. "Thanks to my 4-H experiences, I am now majoring in communications."
Williams is a freshman at William Jewel College.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Buena Vista 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.