April 22, 2013


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Catherine Harward Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Award

Catherine Harward, Richfield, N.C., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Robin Ruff, junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 18-year-daughter of Marcus and Patty Harward attends Gray Stone Day School. Harward is a member of the NJAA and North Carolina Junior Angus Association, where she has served as reporter, treasurer, president and royalty.

She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Harward participated in the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off Contest, team fitting, quiz bowl, photography, poster, public speaking and judging contests. She also served as voting delegate in 2011.

Harward attended the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2010.

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.