Lee County Ag Youth Award Winners

Written by Theresa Rose on July 7, 2016

Each year at this time Brownfield Ag News, of which KILJ Radio is a long time affiliate, sponsors the Iowa Ag Youth Awards.  This year Brownfield, KILJ and the Farm Bureau have partnered to support local youth by choosing two recipients and making this presentation.  The award is presented to a young lady and a young man for outstanding achievement in agriculture.  I have a belt buckle award for each recipient and HyVee gift card for their 4H clubs.

Our first award goes to Danielle Hoenig, the daughter of Francis and Keith Hoenig of Montrose.  Danielle is a 2016 graduate of Central Lee High School.  Thru out school Danielle was involved in the Central Lee FFA chapter, a member of the Jolly M’s 4H club and a member of the 4H Teen Council .  She has also been very involved with teaching 4H dog classes.  She plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa this fall.

Our second recipient is Ethan Hellwig.  Ethan’s parents are Larry and Rita Hellwig of West Point.  Ethan is also a 2016 Central lee graduate and like Danielle was active in FFA.  Ethan is also active in 4H as a member of the Busy Workers club and a member of the Teen Council.  Ethan will attend Kirkwood Community College in the fall.