February 16, 2018


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Alisa Friesen Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

Alisa Friesen, Arnett, Okla., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 18-year-old daughter of Scot and Lisa Friesen attends Arnett Public School and is a member of the NJAA and the Oklahoma Junior Angus Association, where she has served as director, secretary and reporter.

She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Alisa participated in the quiz bowl and livestock judging contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off.

She has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to the Bases Loaded and Seldom Rest Farms Production sales.

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, then 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.