April 28, 2023
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Kaitlyn Burns earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Kaitlyn Burns, Bosworth, Mo., 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.
Burns is the 17-year-old daughter of Russell Burns and attends Hale R-1 High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Missouri Junior Angus Association, where she serves as director and was the 2023 scholarship winner.
She has participated in local and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Burns participated in the public speaking, photography, Skill-A-Thon and livestock judging contests. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2018 and 2020-2022.
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