September 27, 2017
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Dylan Denny Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Dylan Denny, Lubbock, 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 17-year-old son of Don and Wendy Denny attends Lubbock-Cooper High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Texas Junior Angus Association, where he has served as director, secretary, historian, and reporter and currently serves as first vice president.
He has participated in local, state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Dylan participated in the quiz bowl contest. He also participated in the mentoring program from 2015-2017 and was a voting delegate in 2016. He was a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conferences in 2014 and 2016 and the Raising the Bar conferences in 2014 and 2015.
He has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle in the Stars of Texas-Fort Worth sale.
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.