Brea Baumhover awarded Persinger-Asmus-Ferrin family Scholarship from 4-H

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Brea Baumhover from Buena Vista County, was awarded the Persinger-Asmus-Ferrin Family 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 3 in Ames.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 100 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $115,000. Recipients accepted their awards on Sunday, June 2 at the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 50 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

Baumhover is currently a junior at Iowa State University majoring in family and consumer sciences with health and coaching endorsements. Her future plans are to become a high school teacher and help students to understand basic life skills. She credits her 4-H experiences with helping her to develop a love of sewing and helping others succeed.

“I know that 4-H is in my blood, and is very near and dear to my heart. Becoming a teacher excites me as I am able to someday push students, encourage them to be the best they can be in areas that are essential to daily life, and make an impact on their lives.” said Baumhover; a third year member of the Iowa State Collegiate 4-H Club. “Thanks to the 4-H program I have found a major that I absolutely love! I cannot wait to be a teacher and to teach my passion in cooking, sewing, finance, and child development.”

“Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships acknowledge the hard work and dedication of young people who have used their 4-H skills and experiences to ‘make the best better’ for others,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “We also are thankful for the many scholarship donors who fund these important opportunities for Iowa 4-H’ers.”

The Persinger and Asmus families provide this scholarship to students who have demonstrated participation in leadership, citizenship and/or communications in 4-H.