Megan Hughes of Webster City has been selected to receive the Norman Greufe Memorial Scholarship.
She will be attending Iowa State University this fall and plans to pursue a career in Business and Accounting
Hughes has been a nine- year member of the Freedom Flickers 4-H Club where she has held various club offices. She has been on the 4-H County Council during her entire high school career and is also currently serving on the Hamilton County 4-H Youth Committee in youth adult partnerships. She also had the honor of representing Hamilton County this year by serving on the Iowa State 4-H Youth Council. Hughes also received a special honor this past March by being selected to represent the Iowa 4-H State Council at the unveiling ceremony of the Norman Borlaug Statue in Washington D.C. Her experiences in these opportunities have helped her develop into one of Hamilton County's most dynamic ambassadors for the 4-H program. Hughes has been instrumental as a Food and Nutrition Junior Project Leader for Hamilton County, where she has been an excellent role model for younger 4-H'ers sharing all the life skills that she has developed through the 4-H program.
Hughes said that 4-H has had a big impact on her life thus far and that the skills and abilities that she has learned will stay with her forever. These life skills have allowed her to make friends, learn new skills and explore new frontiers. Hughes said she has really enjoyed the opportunity for leadership and learning new skills through the 4-H program. She said she feels that by participating in 4-H activities she has acquired critical leadership and people skills and is beginning to appreciate and understand the long term effects of 4-H in her life.
At Webster City High School, Hughes has been active in track, student council, show choir, and WCTV.
High School academic honors include: National Honor Society, Rotary and Kiwanis Ledership Banquets.
In the community, she serves on the Youth Philanthropy Board, SHIFT Committee (Students Helping Impact Future Teens), helped support Relay for Life, Kids Against Hunger activities, and participates in her local church youth activities.
She is the daughter of Craig Hughes of Webster City and the late Denise Hughes.