Polk County 4-H announces scholarship recipients

Published 5:33 pm Friday, May 17, 2013

Active members Hughes and Kolberg receive award

The Polk County 4-H and Youth Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients

Alexa Hughes

Alexa Hughes

of the 4-H Scholarship, recognizing two very active and dedicated 4-H members.

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Alexa Hughes, daughter of Wally and Shawna Hughes of Columbus, has been very involved in 4-H for 12 years.

Her major project area has been clothing and textile, public speaking and some animal science over the years. She has won many state competitions. Hughes will attend Appalachian State University in the fall, pursuing a degree in theater.

Alina Kolberg

Alina Kolberg

Alina Kolberg, daughter Daniel and Claire Kolberg of Tryon, has been actively involved in 4-H for 10 years. Her major project areas have included sewing, 4-H presentations and livestock judging and showing. Kolberg will attend A-B Technical College in the fall pursuing an AAS in emergency medical science.

Graduating seniors who have been active Polk County 4-H members for a minimum of three years are eligible and must have been active through at least their junior year of high school. The following criteria are considered: 4-H participation (projects, presentations, community service, member recruitment and serving as a club/council officer are emphasized), community involvement and academic performance.

A total of $1,000 was awarded to each recipient and is renewable for an additional three years as long as the renewal criteria is met.

– article submitted by Helen Clark