Whitney Schutt of Williams has been selected to receive the Mary Be Tolstrup 4-H Scholarship.
She will attend Iowa State University and plans to pursue a career in agriculture
She has been a 9 year member of the W H H 4-H Club where she held several club offices. She has been on the 4-H County Council, during her entire high school career and is currently serving on the Hamilton County 4-H Youth Committee in youth adult partnerships. Schutt has also had the honor to be the sole leader of the Hamilton County 4-H dog rally obedience classes. She has participated and exhibited in both county and the Iowa State Fair.
While in the Hamilton County 4-H program, she has carried a vast variety of projects: Home improvement, food and nutrition, communications, citizenship, leadership, dog obedience and breeding beef. Through her involvement in the 4-H program, Schutt said she feels that leadership and self confidence are the top two life-learning skills she has gained from the program. Being involved in the dog obedience project area helped her build her self-confidence as she was able to build these same skills with her dogs as they performed in trainings and competitions. She said she feels that learning to share her talents and abilities has been a great opportunity to build relationships with other 4-Hers and younger youth in various settings.
As a high school student Schutt was on the Honor Roll, in National Honor Society, received academic letter and achievement recognition, participated in basketball, FCS Club, large group and individual speech, school plays, served on student council, the yearbook, was a volleyball manager and was a football cheerleader.
She is the daughter of Bret and Jackie Schutt of Williams