December 21, 2023
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Eleanor Straney earns Junior Bronze Award
Eleanor Straney, Thibodaux, La., 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.
Straney is the 11-year-old daughter of Jennifer Straney and attends St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Louisiana Junior Angus Association, where she has served as royalty.
She has participated in local, state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Straney participated in the photography and creative writing contests. She also participated in the 2022 and 2023 mentoring programs.
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