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Godwin wins Pioneer scholarship

Sep 18, 2012

Justin Godwin, 18, son of Lynn and Ben Godwin of Libertyville, was awarded a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship Aug. 11 at the Iowa State Fair.

Godwin is a 2012 graduate of Fairfield High School and a nine-year member of the Des Moines Ramblers Club in Jefferson County.  He has served on the County Council, the Jefferson County 4-H Youth Committee and participated in the Citizen Washington Focus Trip. His project areas throughout his nine-year membership have included beef, citizenship, woodworking and child development. He has received many awards in his 4-H career including the State Fair Poster Communication Merit Award, President’s Volunteer Service Award, as well as State Fair Blue ribbons in beef, child Development, citizenship and personal development.

Godwin has been rewarded for his work with 4-H by not only receiving the Pioneer Scholarship, but also scholarships from Jefferson County 4-H Foundation and Jefferson County Extension Council. He has also received the Brownfield Network Award, Danforth Leader Award as well as agricutlure and achievement awards.

Godwin believes he would not have been as involved in volunteerism had it not been for his early influence from 4-H and its encouragement to be involved in the community.

“Through 4-H, I became interested in ag biomass and later expanded that interest to wind and solar energy,” said Godwin. “I now plan to pursue a degree in electrical and renewable energy technology at Indian Hills Community College.”

The Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

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