The Buffalo County 4-H Leaders Association has awarded its 2020 4-H scholarships to Austin George, Barbara Dittrich, James Ziegeweid, Karissa O’Connell and Amber Kleinschmidt.
Scholarships of $500 and $250 will be awarded in June to these members, who have excelled in 4-H project work, leadership and community service.
Austin George of the Hilltop Climbers 4-H club is the son of Doug and Patty George and will graduate in May from Mondovi High School. Austin has been a contributing member of the Friends of Buffalo County 4-H Inc. Trust Fund Board and has served as the president of the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders. He will receive a $500 Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship for Youth Leadership.
Barbara Dittrich, youth leader of the Golden Hornets 4-H club, is the daughter of Don and Billie Dittrich of Waumandee and will graduate from Cochrane-Fountain City School District. Barbara will receive the $500 Buffalo County 4-H Project Scholarship for her accomplishments in leadership in the 4-H dairy project.
James Ziegeweid of the Glencoe Hustler’s 4-H Club is the son of Karen and Stephen Ziegeweid and will receive the $500 Buffalo County 4-H Community Service Scholarship. James was selected for his extended service-learning experience working with Spanish-speaking families in Arcadia.
Karissa O’Connell of the Lookout Legends 4-H Club is the daughter of Rosemary and Chris O’Connell and will be graduating from Gilmanton High School. Karissa will receive the $250 Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship for 4-H Project Work in part for her showing at the Wisconsin State Fair for many years and coaching younger members as they begin their projects.