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2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony
Des Moines, Iowa
Show Dates: 07/14/17
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Outstanding Leadership Award

Keegan Cassady, Normal, Ill., received the outstanding leadership award at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Auxiliary's Female Scholarship Winners

These young ladies were named the American Angus Auxiliary's female scholarship winners and were announced as the Miss American Angus contestants at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Leslie Mindemann, American Angus Auxiliary president-elect, presenting; Lydia Dance, Hillsboro, Ohio; Kallie Knott, Laotto, Ind.; Claire Hawthorne, Westby, Wis.; Haley Greiman, Perry, Iowa; Caroline Cowles, Rockfield, Ky; and Julie Murnin, American Angus Auxilairy president, presenting. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Auxiliary's Male Scholarship Winners

These young men were named the American Angus Auxiliary's male scholarship winners at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Baxter Knapp, Bloomfield, Iowa; Jack Henderson, East Troy, Wis.; Ryan Callahan, Edmond, Okla.; Jake McCall, Greenville, Va.; and Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Gold Award Recipients

These young members in their final year of the National Junior Angus Association activities earned their Gold Awards at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured front row from left are Kendra Pryor, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; Laramie Chaffin, Roodhouse, Ill.; Leslie Craig, Harrodsburg, Ky.; Jordyn Wagner, Billings, Mont.; Katie Friederichs, Walcott, Iowa; Megan Green, Leavenworth, Kan.; Cheyenne Jones, Campbellsville, Ky.; Carter Ward, Plattsburg, Mo.; Claudia Hissong, Greencastle, Pa.; Abby Collison, Rockwell City, Iowa; Courtney Younge, Ventura, Iowa; and Katelyn Corsentino, Denham Springs, La. Back row from left are Lawson Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; Kale Kiesewetter, Letts, Iowa; Tim Mardesen, Oxford, Iowa; Savannah Schafer, Nehawka, Neb.; Sterling Reichenbach, Bath, Mich.; Macy Perry, Prather, Calif.; Catie Hope, Berryville, Va.; Cooper Sadowsky, Eagleville, Mo.; Allison Hawthorne, Westby, Wis.; Robert Nixon III, Rapidan, Va.; and David Rawlings, New Holland, Ill. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Crystal Award Winners

These junior members won the Crystal Awards at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. The awards are presented by the American Angus Auxiliary to the top boy and top girl in contest performance. Pictured from left are Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan., top boy; Ella Jordan, Saint Joseph, Mo., top girl; and Kathi Creamer, presenting. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Junior Division of Graphic Design

These junior members placed in the junior division of graphic design at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Samuel Jordan, first, and Ella Jordan, second, both of Saint Joseph, Mo., and Sawyar James, Bruce, S.D., third. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

First Place in the Junior Division of Team Sales

Illinois junior members won first place in the junior division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Brooke Schiffbauer, Tonica; Reese Anderson, Chrisman; Reed Naughton, Atlanta; and Lauren Wolter, Aviston. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Second Place in the Junior Division of Team Sales

Indiana junior members won second place in the junior division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Sophia Royer, Westpoint; Bryce Hofing, Coatesville; and Kayden Nowatzke, Michigan City. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Third Place in the Junior Division of Team Sales

Texas junior members won third place in the junior division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Bayler Smith, Kirbyville; Brenlen Humpert, Windthorst; Reese Pinkerton, Arp; and Kilye Winge, Cisco. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

First Place in the Intermediate Division of Team Sales

Nebraska junior members tied for first place in the intermediate division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Jace Stagemeyer, Page; Kyra Meyer, Blue Hill; Miranda Raithel, Falls City; and Reagan Skow, Palisade. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Third Place in the Intermediate Division of Team Sales

Missouri junior members won third place in the intermediate division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Jared Milligan, Ridgeway; Mardee Sadowsky, Eagleville; Lauren Parks, Brookfield; and Carson Hoth, Anderson. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

First Place in the Senior Division of Team Sales

Kansas junior members won first place in the senior division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. The senior team received the Bob Laflin Award in memory of the late Angus breeder who was passionate for junior programs. Pictured from left are Cody Sankey; Chris Sankey; Jeana Hurlbut; Josh Laflin, all presenting; Sarah Pelton and Grady Dickerson, both of Paradise; Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland; Dustin Hurlbut, holding Bayler Hurlbut, and Sharon Sankey, all presenting. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Second Place in the Senior Division of Team Sales

Virginia junior breeders won second place in the senior division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Caleb Boden, Clear Brook; Jake McCall, Greenville; Helena St. Clair, Berryville; and Cody Boden, Clear Brook. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Third Place in the Senior Division of Team Sales

Indiana junior members won third place in the senior division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Sarah Innis, Milroy; Serena Clock, Marion; and Elizabeth Beer, Milford. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Grote LEAD Award

These Kansas junior members received the Grote LEAD Conference Award at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Clay Pelton, Paradise; Alexandria Cozzitorto, Lawrence; Cale Hinrichsen and Eva Hinrichsen, both of Westmoreland; Kady Figge, Onaga; and Sarah Pelton, Paradise. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Patt Goggins Memorial Scholarship

Jordyn Wagner, Billings, Mont., center, received the Pat Goggins Memorial Angus Scholarship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Babe Goggins, left; and Joe Goggins, right, are pictured presenting the award. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Joe Bill Meng Memorial Scholarship

Caroline Cowles, Rockfield, Ky., received the Joe Bill Meng Memorial Angus Scholarship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Will Meng, Alissa (Meng) Padgett, Debbie Meng, all presenting; Caroline Cowles, recipient; Janie (Meng) Sawatsky and Skip Sawatsky, both presenting. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Gary M Stoller Jump Start Your LEAD Award

Rachel Smith, Osceola, Neb., received the Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEADership Award at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Brian, Tiffany and Mckinley Stoller, presenting; Rachel Smith, recipient; and Reagan Skow, presenting. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

C.L. Cook Angus Scholarship

Drew Williams, Milan, Ga., right, received the C.L. Cook Angus Scholarship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Doug Williams is pictured presenting the award, left. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Oliver A. Hansen/Laudemere Scholarship

Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa, right, received the Oliver A. Hansen/Laudmere Angus Scholarship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured presenting the award is Ron Hansen, left. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

James and Mary Lou Henderson Scholarship

Ryan Callahan, Edmond, Okla., received the James and Mary Lou Henderson/Bradley 3 Angus Ranch Angus Scholarship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

Hillman/Bon View Scholarship

Brianna Erdmann, Leola, S.D., received the Howard and JoAnne Hillman/Bon View Farms Scholarship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

J&S Ranch Scholarship

Gabrielle Simpson, Tupelo, Miss., received the Joseph and Susanne Bush/J & S Ranch Scholarship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.

1st Place Intermediate Team Sales

Texas junior members tied for first place in the intermediate division of team sales at the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Brayden DeBorde, Bardwell; Cutter Pohlman, Hereford; Dylan Denny, Lubbock; and Colter Pohlman, Hereford. Photo by Pearls Pics, on behalf of the American Angus Association.