January 4, 2024
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Henry Jackson Throne earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Henry Jackson Throne, Lexington, Ga., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Throne is the 19-year-old son of Julie Throne and attends Oglethorpe County High School. He is a member of the NJAA and the Georgia Junior Angus Association, where he served as vice president.
He has participated in local and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Thorne participated in the livestock judging contest. He served as a voting delegate from 2021-2023 and participated in the mentoring in 2022 and 2023.
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 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications