Bethany Blackwell earns Junior Bronze Award


April 16, 2024




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Bethany Blackwell earns Junior Bronze Award

Bethany Blackwell, Iowa Park, Texas, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze award, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Blackwell is the 16-year-old daughter of Dell and Mauna Blackwell and attends Iowa Park High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Texas Junior Angus Association, where she serves as director.

She has participated in local, state and regional shows and showmanship contests.

The Bronze award is the first level of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the award, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honor. 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 Lea Ann Maudlin, Angus Communications


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