Laura Seitz
FILE - Jeff Smith of Draper walks Champ before his daughter's 4-H Market Steer Class competition at the Salt Lake County Fair at the Salt Lake County Fairgrounds in South Jordan on Thursday, August 11, 2011.

WEST JORDAN — The National 4-H Council announced Wednesday that Cassandra Ivie, 17, is the winner of the 2018 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Ivie, a Utah 4-H state ambassador, is the founder and creator of Incredible Machine, a curriculum that uses supplies to teach engineering, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering to 4-H students in the community.

Ivie will receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education and will serve as an advocate and spokeswoman for 4-H STEM programming. She will be officially recognized at the 4-H Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C., in March.