February 16, 2018
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Claire Stevenson Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Claire Stevenson, Hobson, Mont., 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 16-year-old daughter of Darrell and Sara Stevenson attends Hobson High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Montana Junior Angus Association, where she has served as director, and royalty.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Claire participated in the public speaking contest.
She has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to the Stevenson Angus F17 sale.
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.