Kane County 4-H Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients, New Online Fundraiser

Kane County 4-H Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients, New Online Fundraiser

The Kane County 4-H Foundation is hosting an online fundraiser auction of items donated for the 12th annual Kane County 4-H Foundation pork chop fundraiser and auction, which had been originally scheduled for March 28.

From July 6 to 10, you can view and bid on more than 60 items, including a DeKalb logo Yeti cooler, a beehive, a “star burst” quilt, premium mulch, golf gift certificates, a Netflix gift basket, a Lego gift basket, and many other gift packs and items.

Click this link to learn more about the auction, viewing options and pick-up for items.

4-H Scholarship Winners

From left to right, Jenna Peters of Maple Park, Mikayla Peters of Maple Park and Willem Vandermeij of Geneva.

The Kane County 4-H Foundation knows that these are difficult times for some families, and any item purchased or donation made, is greatly appreciated. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit University of Illinois Extension programs in Kane County including, including 4‑H Youth Development, Master Gardeners, and Nutrition and Wellness programs.

In fact, part of these funds will support an annual scholarship program, which recognizes older 4-H members for 4-H Youth Development program involvement, 4-H achievements, community service, school involvement and future plans.

High school seniors and post-high school students enrolled full-time in an educational program are encouraged to apply. This year’s honorees include:

Jenna Peters of Maple Park earned the $500 Bob and Alyce Konen Memorial Scholarship and a $500 Kane County 4-H Foundation Educational Scholarship. Jenna is a 10-year 4-H member and graduate of Central High School. She plans to attend Loyola University of Chicago, pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant.

Mikayla Peters of Maple Park was honored with the $500 Woodman’s Markets Scholarship and a $500 Kane County 4-H Foundation Educational Scholarship. An 11-year member of 4-H, Mikayla plans to attend Kishwaukee Community College before transferring to University of Illinois. Her interests are veterinary medicine and agribusiness.

Willem Vandermeij of Geneva was awarded a $1,000 Kane County 4-H Foundation Educational Scholarship. A graduate of Geneva Community High School, he plans to attend Cedarville University in the fall to study computer engineering.