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2015 American Angus Association Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the National Convention & Trade Show
Overland Park, Kansas
Show Dates: 11/05/15
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Miss American Angus

Jera Pipkin, Republic, Mo., was crowned the 2016 Miss American Angus Nov. 5 during the American Angus Association's Awards Recognition Breakfast, held in conjunction with the 2015 National Convention and Trade Show in Overland Park, Kan. Jera, the daughter of Jim & Joann Pipkin, will represent the Angus breed at numerous beef industry events during her reign. The American Angus Auxiliary sponsors the Miss American Angus contest, where five college youth compete for the honor after winning the Auxiliary’s top scholarships at the National Junior Angus Show. The competition includes a written quiz, an interview and public speaking before a panel of three judges. Jera is the 48th Miss American Angus, and will travel the country as an ambassador for the breed. Photo by Leann Schleicher, Angus Media.

Miss American Angus Contestants

Five young ladies competed for the title of Miss American Angus during the 2015 National Convention and Trade Show, Nov. 3-5 in Overland Park, Kan. They earned the right to compete by winning the American Angus Auxiliary’s scholarship competition, which was announced at the National Junior Angus Show. Pictured from left are Jordyn Wagner, Billings, Mont.; Jera Pipkin, Republic, Mo.; Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa; Claudia Hissong, Greencastle, Pa.; and Cassandra Garcia, Renton, Wash. The five competed via a written quiz, an interview and a prepared speech before a panel of three judges. Pipkin was announced as the 2016 Miss American Angus on Nov. 5 during the Association's Awards Recognition Breakfast. Photo by Leann Schleicher, Angus Media.