July 31, 2023
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Erin Driscoll earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Erin Driscoll, Williamsburg, Iowa, 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.
Driscoll is the 17-year-old daughter of Dawn Driscoll and attends Williamsburg High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Iowa Junior Angus Association, where she has served as secretary.
She has participated in state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Driscoll participated in the photography, quiz bowl and livestock judging contests. She was also a participant in the 2017 and 2018 mentoring program. She participated in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2020 and the Raising the Bar conference in 2021-2022.
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