March 24, 2017
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Matthew Rosman Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Matthew Rosman, Creston, Wash., 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 15-year-old son of Jeff and Katie Rosman attends Wilbur High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Washington Junior Angus Association, where he has served as vice president and eastern representative.
He has participated in local, state, and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Matthew participated in the extemporaneous speaking, livestock judging, quiz bowl, teams sales, team fitting, photography and creative writing contests. He also participated in the mentoring program in 2015.
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.