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Clarke County 4-H Member Recognized in Photography

A 4-H member from Clarke County was selected to receive one of the twenty Gallery awards for an outstanding 4-H photography project sponsored by The Professional Photographers of Iowa. The projects were selected out of the nearly 700 photography exhibits displayed in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Congratulations to Alyssa Kent with her “Got Feed” picture of her calf.

“These 4-H members have demonstrated outstanding learning and ability in photography and the visual arts,” said Mitchell Hoyer, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H youth program specialist and 4-H exhibits building superintendent. “Their projects have allowed them to learn new techniques and try a variety of creative media.”

Iowa has more than 12,500 4-H’ers enrolled in photography, among the highest in the 50 states, according to Hoyer. “It’s great that sponsors recognize and encourage youth to explore a wide variety of talents through 4-H projects,” Hoyer said. “4-H members will be able to experience and experiment with different media through continued support of program partners.”

“We are very proud of the personal accomplishments of Clarke County 4-H participants in this project area and the educational learning experiences they gain,” said Mallory Jamison, Clarke County Director at the ISU Extension and Outreach Clarke County office.

For more information on 4-H opportunities, please contact Mallory at the ISU Extension and Outreach Clarke County office at mjamison@iastate.edu or (641) 342-3316, or visit the Iowa 4-H website at www.extension.iastate.edu/4h.

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