David Hora of the Jackson Jets 4-H Club was awarded the national I Dare You Leadership Award in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership. This is the highest honor given to Washington County 4-H youth. Hora was presented this honor at the 4-H Awards Night Nov. 4.
Hora has an amazing resume that shows continued giving to others through 4-H Club events, school, community, and church. Like many leaders in a small school, Hora is involved in many activities — and succeed in many as well.
Hora comes from a long line of 4-H tradition, but has worked to make a name for himself through several of his passions in 4-H. He worked hard to incorporate the Amazing Race, a new event for the county fair. He has had success in the communication and crop science project area at both the county and state level.
The I Dare You Leadership Award is presented each year by the American Youth Foundation (AYF) in cooperation with principals, counselors, county 4-H agents, church groups, and other organizations across the country. The award was first offered in 1941 by the late William H. Danforth, founder of the Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis, who challenged young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service. The award takes its name from the book, I Dare You!, written by Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.
In addition to a certificate of recognition, Hora received a copy of Danforth’s inspirational book, I Dare You! This award is sponsored in Washington County 4-H by Moore’s BP Amoco, Inc. To learn more about Washington County 4-H or how to support youth leadership awards and events, contact Amy at Washington County Extension, 319-653-4811. Follow “Washington County 4-H — Iowa” for more photos on the 4-H Awards & Family Fun Night.