Kyle Horn

Kyle Horn

Weld County 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Kyle is the son of Cynthia and Darren Horn of Kersey. He is a 10-year member of Boxelder Ag Club and is involved in filmmaking. He also participated in market swine, market goats, wildlife, outdoor adventure and sportfishing. He is a Senior at Platte Valley High School and is involved in basketball, student council, FBLA, track and was in the National Honor Society and Cross Country for 2 years. He has held offices as Class President, Student Council President, National Honor Society Co-President and student council treasurer.

Kyle is planning to attend the University of Wyoming and his goal is to get a bachelor’s degree in computer science as he is intrigued by new technology and gadgets. He owns his own 3-D printer where he designs and sells useful parts that can be made in record time. He has worked in the computer related field by working the past two summers at his high school and for the IT department. He reimages, cleans, and reassigns new computers to staff and students around the district. His career goal is to become a software developer.

Kyle started 4-H at the age of 9 when he showed market goats and swine. Showing them taught him to manage his time with school and how to take care of animals. In 2013 he lost his home and show equipment in the flood. During 4-H he fulfilled many leadership roles including assistant secretary, secretary, and Vice-President for his 4-H club. He was also selected to be a youth Ambassador for the Weld County Jr. Livestock Sale. In doing that, he learned how to talk to adults and promote the sale, how to be involved with the sale process and help him with communication skills. Kyle received Grand Champion Overall for his sportfishing project. He created his own custom fishing pole holder for his kayak. He did it using computer software and printed it on a 3-D printer. It took about 8 weeks to design the holder, making exact specs for it. Through many trial and errors, it taught him to be patient and thoughtful of every factor that plays a role in creating his own ideas. That accomplishment meant more to him than just receiving Grand Champion because it taught him to identify a need and develop his own solution using the skills he learned in 4-H.

Kyle is the recipient of the Weld County 4-H Foundation Scholarship.