ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Sydney Johnson, Orlando, Okla., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Johnson is the 17-year-old daughter of Mark and Brenda Johnson and attends Mulhall-Orlando High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Oklahoma Junior Angus Association, where she served as director, secretary and second vice president.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Johnson participated in the photography and livestock judging contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences in 2017.
The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, than meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.
The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 6,000 active members nationwide.
–Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications
American Angus Association
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