Abby Bean awarded Peterson Family 4-H scholarship

Friday, June 5, 2020

Abby Bean, from Buena Vista County was awarded the Peterson Family 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation this spring.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 90 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at more than $100,000. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 54 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

Bean has enjoyed her adventure with the 4-H Program and has learned valuable lessons about work ethic and being a good animal caretaker. While in 4-H Bean participated in National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, and State 4-H Council. Bean’s passion for animal science and nutrition was cultivated during her time in 4-H. She enjoyed mentoring younger 4-H’ers about goats and poultry and took it upon herself to educate them on proper handling and feeding practices. As the 2020 Iowa Pork Queen, Bean has continued to be a leader with livestock. Bean will continue to study animal science and nutrition at the school of her choosing.

Bean says, “State 4-H Council has given me a whole new group of friends that have similar interests that I have. We support and encourage each other with our disappointments, successes and challenges.”

“We are so proud of our 4-H scholarship recipients, knowing that they have had challenges to overcome this year,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “These scholarships honor and reward hard work and dedication. We are thankful for the many scholarship donors who fund these important opportunities for Iowa 4-H’ers.”

In honor and memory of Norman H. Peterson and Gertrude (Trudy) J. Peterson, the Peterson family provides this scholarship to recognize a 4-H’er who has worked hard and demonstrated a sense of adventure. The college student can be pursuing any field of study, attending any two-or four-year college or university.