McCreedy Receives LA-CO Circle of Champions 4-H Fellowship from Iowa 4-H Foundation | Way of life

Taylor McCreedy, in Cass County, received the LA-CO Circle of Champions 4-H Fellowship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony on Sunday, July 11 in Ames.

More than 85 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $ 127,000 were awarded as part of the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony on Sunday, July 11 in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. More than 300 applications were

submitted and scholarships were awarded to recipients from 49 counties in the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

Taylor McCreedy is the daughter of Shelby and Marty McCreedy. McCreedy attended Central Community College to study animal science, in hopes of eventually attending veterinary school. She credits 4-H for helping her identify her future goals through her experiences in the Vet Med project area, which allowed her to work closely with veterinarians.

Through 4-H, McCreedy developed his passion for animals and animal welfare.

“Without the experiences I had in 4-H and the opportunities to learn and grow, I would never have the courage to pursue such a demanding career field,” said McCreedy. “Being able to learn as much as I did and interact with the people I had the chance to meet through 4-H made my career path very clear. “

“The Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships recognize the hard work and dedication of young people who have used their 4-H skills and experiences to ‘do the best’ for others,” said Emily Saveraid, executive director of the ‘Iowa 4-H

Foundation. “We are also grateful to the many scholarship donors who fund these important opportunities for 4-H in Iowa.”

LA-CO Industries, Inc. in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Offers this scholarship to any undergraduate or graduate student attending an Iowa community college or four-year college or university. They must be majoring in agriculture or related agricultural sciences and preference is given to current college students.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides private financial resources to develop and deliver quality programs for 4-H youth throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people improve their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive advantage in their future endeavors. More information on

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