September 27, 2023
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Anna McCurry earns Junior Bronze Award
Anna McCurry, Colwich, Kan., 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.
McCurry is the 14-year-old daughter of Rhonda McCurry and attends Andale High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Kansas Junior Angus Association.
She has participated in local and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), McCurry participated in the creative writing contest and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2018. She was a participant in the Raising the Bar conference in 2022-2023, and Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2023.
McCurry has submitted data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®).
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 Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications