April 19, 2017
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Cale Hinrichsen Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan., 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 son Ron and Lynn Hinrichsen attends Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Kansas Junior Angus Association, where he has served as reporter, historian, membership director and district director.
He has participated in local, state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Cale participated in quiz bowl, prepared speech, extemporaneous speech and team sales contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. He participated in the mentoring program in 2011-2012. He was also a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences in 2014-2015 and the Raising the Bar conference in 2016.
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.