Scholarship Program Benefits from 4-H Auction Sept. 2

This year the 4-H Teens as Teachers Scholarship Fund will benefit from the 4-H Auction held at the South Dakota State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the DakotaLand Stage. The 4-H Auction is held in conjunction with the South Dakota Auctioneers Bid Calling Contest.

 The South Dakota 4-H Teens as Teachers Scholarship program is the only one of its kind in the nation. It provides opportunities for older youth to be leaders and teachers to younger youth while earning a scholarship for post secondary education. In addition, 151 scholarships totaling more than $58,000 have been awarded through the 4-H Teens as Teachers Scholarship Fund. Your participation in the auction provides funds for these scholarships.

Sarah Tow, 4-H scholarship recipient, said, "The 4-H Teens as Teachers Scholarship Program gave me the first stepping stone towards becoming a better public speaker. Each group (that I worked with) operated under very different dynamics, which taught me to think quickly on the spot and gave me the experience needed to speak in front of a wide variety of people, both kids and adults."

More than 30 different items have been donated by various individuals who are interested in supporting 4-H in a unique way. We have an exciting line-up for the 4-H Auction – including something for everyone – special items include a Mission CRAZ junior archery bow & arrows, an iPad, four units of Legend seed corn, beef bundle, model John Deere tractors and much more.

See complete listing at http://www.sd4hfoundation.org.

The South Dakota Auctioneers Association will be auctioning off these items during their annual Bid Calling Contest. If you are unable to attend, bid on-line at http://www.sdaa.net.

For more information on the Auction contact the SD 4-H Foundation office at (605) 688-4943.

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