Posted on August 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Global Reach
Megan Hitzhusen has been involved in Cerro Gordo County 4-H from the time she was a child. From 4-H member to summer intern to County Youth Coordinator to valued volunteer, Megan is nearly synonymous with 4-H.
As a child, Megan joined the Grimes VIP 4-H Club. She was eager to explore creative arts, family sciences, and animal projects. As a teenager, she added exploration of citizenship and leadership to her well-rounded learning in 4-H. This experience gave her a head that was clearly thinking towards earning many scholarships and awards as she ended her career as a 4-Her. Megan graduated from Sheffield-Chapin-Meservey-Thornton (SCMT) Community School District in 2008.
As a college student at Iowa State University (ISU), Megan spent several summers as the Cerro Gordo county summer intern, overseeing all components of the summer Clover Kids programming in communities around Cerro Gordo County. During her time at ISU she served as a tutor for football players continuing her legacy of hands to larger service wherever she went. She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Community Health.
As a young adult, Megan returned to the area and served as County Youth Coordinator for three years from 2012 to 2015. Her heart for serving the families of the county was evident as she worked with volunteers, committees, and partners to make sure all kids knew about how to get involved in 4-H programming.
As a valued volunteer, Megan currently serves on the Cerro Gordo County 4-H Foundation as the treasurer raising money to support educational programming in 4-H and ensures the 4-H Learning Center’s continued success in Cerro Gordo County. She also serves as a static exhibit judge for many area county fairs and is a helping hand at weigh-ins and livestock shows in Cerro Gordo County.
With a heart to greater loyalty, Megan readily agreed to step up and assist with 4-H planning of the North Iowa Fair this past year. Again, she demonstrates her commitment to lifelong learning as she too is learning new technology to assist in planning.
Megan’s outstanding leadership shows her true dedication to health to better living in her community. Megan is very active with her family farm raising livestock, crops, and kids. She is an active church member at the Grace Evangelical Church in Mason City and assists in the nursery. She also works at Mason City Community School district as a para-educator.
Megan lives the 4-H pledge every day.