May 24, 2017
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Alexis Koelling Earns Junior Silver Award
Alexis Koelling, Curryville, Mo., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Silver award, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The 12-year-old daughter of Brock and Michele Meyer is a member of the NJAA and the Missouri Junior Angus Association.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Alexis participated in the public speaking, photography, graphic design and quiz bowl contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2016.
She has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle in the Missouri Angus Futurity Sale.
The Silver award is the second level 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.