June 5, 2017


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Rylie Philipello Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

Rylie Philipello, Bryan, Texas, 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 daughter of Nick and Jill Philipello attends Rudder High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Texas Junior Angus Association, where she has served as treasurer and currently serves as director.

She has participated in local, state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Rylie participated in quiz bowl, livestock judging and team fitting contests. In 2015 she participated in the mentoring program. She was also a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences in 2016.

Rylie has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR).

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.