James Evans, Altamont, Duchesne County, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship during the National 4-H Congress in Chicago Dec. 3.

Scott McKendrick, state 4-H leader at Utah State University, said Evans, 17, has worked on safety programs for eight years in Duchesne County. This has included workshops on fire, recreation, water, family, holiday, farm, driving and school safety.McKendrick said Evans' club received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop local, regional and state safety programs.