April 25, 2017
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Alexandria Cozzitorto Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Alexandria Cozzitorto, Lawrence, 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 16-year-old daughter of Rick and Melissa Cozzitorto attends Saint James Academy and is a member of the NJAA and the Kansas Junior Angus Association, where she has served as first vice president and secretary. She has also served as Kansas Angus Ambassador.
She has participated in state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Alexandria participated in prepared public speaking and photography contests and the 2010, 2012 and 2015 mentoring programs. She was also a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences in 2015 and the Raising the Bar conference in 2015 and 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.