Presentations and Farewells | Week 12 in Region 1

This week is my last week as a Rising Star Intern for northwest Iowa. Everything is coming to a close.

Guess the Tomato!

It was tomato week at PoP Club this week! The kids got to try many different types of tomatoes, including cherry, grape, Roma, slicer, and yellow tomatoes. After trying the tomatoes, they had to guess what type of tomato they tried blindly using the descriptions provided. Most of the kids enjoyed trying the tomatoes. In fact, all of the kids that tried the tomatoes at Sheldon liked at least one of the tomatoes.

Farewells and Goodbyes

This week I travelled around to all the counties I served to return supplies and say goodbye to the staff. The staff in all of the counties were so helpful and supportive over the summer. I definitely hope I have the chance to work with them again sometime in the future.

  • Alex with sioux county staff. 4 people
  • alex with osceola county staff. 2 people
  • alex with obrien county staff. 4 people
  • alex with lyon county staff. 4 people


To wrap up my internship experience, I travelled down to Ames to present to the College Deans of Design, Human Sciences, and Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as some Extension staff. It was an enjoyable day, and I got to meet the other Rising Star Interns for the first time and hear about everything they have been doing. If you would like to see our presentation, it can be found here

After the presentation, we went to Clouds, which is a cafe in Ames. The food was delicious, and it had a very cool atmosphere to be in. Here are some photos of my food:

Overall, this internship has been an amazing experience, and I am so grateful for this opportunity. I highly recommend this internship to all ISU students in the colleges of Design, Human Sciences, and Agriculture and Life Sciences. You can explore your interests through this internship and create projects that will influence the communities you are in. The skills that you develop and the memories that you gain will stick with you for a lifetime.

It is a bittersweet ending. I’m sad to leave, but I’m excited for my junior year at Iowa State University. I also have the satisfaction of completing all of my projects and having a clean backseat of my car again.

For the last time,