Juniors awarded Angus Foundation scholarships, awards

July 9, 2024




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Cutline: These junior members received the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarship at the 2024 National Junior Angus Show, June 30 – July 7 in Madison, Wis. Pictured from left are Jonwyn Ayres, Powers, Ore,; Ryan Borer, Buchanan, Va.; Suter Clark, Gretna, Va.; Jack Dameron, Towanda, Ill.; Ella Jordan, Savannah, Mo.; Rosalind Kidwell, Gentryville, Ind.; Paige Lemenager, Hudson, Ill.; Blake Long, Big Cabin, Okla.; Drew Mickey, Taylorville, Ill.; Alli Perry, Fayetteville, Tenn.; Sydney Sanders, Leesburg, Ohio; Sawyer Styles, Brentford, S.D.; and Lauren Wolter, Aviston, Ill.

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Juniors awarded Angus Foundation scholarships, awards

Over $228,000 in scholarships awarded at 2024 National Junior Angus Show

A group of ambitious young cattlemen and women from across the United States were awarded scholarships from the Angus Foundation at the 2024 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Madison, Wisconsin.

“[The Angus Foundation scholarship] is supporting me in my next steps in life,” said Rosalind Kidwell, recipient of the Gary Brost Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award and Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarships.

Kidwell plans to attend Purdue University this fall, majoring in biochemistry with a minor in animal science. “You don’t realize how much college costs until you start adding it up,” Kidwell said. “The Angus Foundation scholarships truly offset that cost, especially with all these gracious donors. It makes me happy to be a part of the Association and to have these people surrounding me.”

Since 1998, The Angus Foundation has awarded more than $4.2 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

“The Angus Foundation is thankful for our donors that graciously give to support our upcoming leaders and their future endeavors.” said Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation executive director. “We’re proud to be able to make an impact on so many of our outstanding Angus leaders.”

A five-member committee consisting of industry experts, Foundation board members, Angus breeders and National Junior Angus Association board members evaluates the applications. The committee considers involvement, participation, leadership, service, career goals and other criteria set forth in the scholarships’ fund agreements.

“They are building up the future leaders of our industry and of the world. I think it is a great thing that we have them.” said Kidwell. “A huge thank you to the Foundation. I hope that in the future I can have the means to donate to the Foundation and also help support kids like me who are wanting to make a difference and impact in the agriculture industry.”

For more news, information and to support the mission of the Angus Foundation, visit A list of scholarship winners follows.


Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships – $2,000


Reese Anderson – Chrisman, Ill.

Audrey Curtin – Blue Mound, Ill.

Anne Dameron – Towanda, Ill.

Sam Greiman – Perry, Iowa

Carlee Hoffmann – Schertz, Texas

Hailey Jentz – Belmont, Wis.

Avery Kimble – Montrose, Colo.

Kaylan Kiser – Proctor, Texas

Ava Leibfried - Hazel Green, Wis.

Eliza Patchin – Mitchellville, Iowa

Will Philipello – Bryan, Texas

Gavin Rhode – Stewartsville, Mo.

Isaac Rhode – Stewartsville, Mo.

Elizabeth Rone – Courtland, Miss.

Anna Scheurman – Warsaw, Ohio

Alyson Schulze – Woodbine, Md.

Bryanna Smith – Russell Springs, Ky.

James Voight – Fredericksburg, Pa.

Hannah Williams – Milan, Ga.

Mary Wood – Willow Spring, N.C.



Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarship – $5,000


Maddie Fugate – Oregon, Ill.

Mardee Sadowsky – Eagleville, Mo.

Eric Schafer – Owaneco, Ill.

Kristina Scheurman – Warsaw, Ohio

Claire Stevenson – White Sulphur Springs, Mont.



Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarship – $5,000


Jonwyn Ayres – Powers, Ore.

Ryan Borer – Buchanan, VA

Suter Clark – Gretna, Va.

Jack Dameron – Towanda, Ill.

Avery Dull – Westminster, Md.

Amanda Hoffmann Schertz, Texas

Ella Jordan – Savannah, Mo.

Rosalind Kidwell – Gentryville, Ind.

Paige Lemenager – Hudson, Ill.

Blake Long – Big Cabin, Okla.

Drew Mickey – Taylorville, Ill.

Amelia Miller – Gridley, Ill.

Clay Pelton – Paradise, Kan.

Alli Perry – Fayetteville, Tenn.

Sydney Sanders – Leesburg, Ohio

Lizzie Schafer – Owaneco, Ill.

Sawyer Styles - Brentford, S.D.

Lauren Wolter – Aviston, Ill.



Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Graduate Scholarship – $10,000


Lindsey Decker – Lubbock, Texas

Kallie Knott – Laotto, Ind.


2012 NJAS - In A League of Their Own Kentucky Scholarship – $500


Adam McCauley – Cynthiana, Ky.


2012 NJAS - In A League of Their Own Ohio Scholarship – $500


Anna Scheurman – Warsaw, Ohio


2012 NJAS - In A League of Their Own Tennessee Scholarship – $500


Allison Davis – Shelbyville, Tenn.


Adam & Julie Conover Angus Scholarship – $500


Ella Coulter – Wentzville, Mo.



CAB/NJAA Scholarship – $1,500


Allison Davis – Shelbyville, Tenn.


C.L. Cook Angus Scholarship – $2,000


Savannah Page – Jefferson, Ga.


Cory Watt Memorial Scholarship – $2,500


Allison Davis – Shelbyville, Tenn.


DeEtta Wood Memorial Scholarship – $1,500


Ava Wood – Willow Spring, N.C.


Doug Kuykendall Scholarship – $1,000


Kaylan Kiser – Proctor, Texas


Gordon & Robin Keys & Family Maryland Angus Scholarship – $1,250


Alyson Schulze – Woodbine, Md.


Gordon & Robin Keys & Family Virginia Angus Scholarship – $1,250


J. Gordon Clark – Gretna, Va.


Howard & JoAnne Hillman/ Bon View Farms - State Scholarship – $1,000


Sawyer Styles – Brentford, S.D.


Howard & JoAnne Hillman/ Bon View Farms - National Scholarship – $1,000


Lyle Perrier – Eureka, Kan.


Iowa Junior Angus Association – State Scholarship – $750


Erin Driscoll – Williamsburg, Iowa


Iowa Junior Angus Association – National Scholarship – $750


Jordyn Wickard – Greenfield, Ind.


James & Mary Lou Henderson/Bradley 3 Ranch Angus Scholarship – $3,000


Colter Pohlman – Hereford, Texas


Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojorquez Memorial & Robert and Hollyce Neumeyer Angus Scholarship – $1,000


Kacie Vejraska – Omak, Wash.


Joe Bill Meng Memorial Angus Scholarship – $750


Bryanna Smith – Russell Springs, Ky.


John R. Mrotek Family Technical Education Scholarship – $2,000


Adam McCauley – Cynthiana, Ky.


John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship – $1,500


Jacqueline Bramhall – Lovettsville, Va.


Kansas Angus Association Scholarship – $1,500


Kelsey Theis – Leavenworth, Kan.


Arkansas Angus Auxiliary Scholarship – $500


Taylor Kelner – Bradley, Ark.


Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship – $500


Eliza Patchin – Mitchellville, Iowa


Mike McCravy/MM Cattle Co. Scholarship – $1,000


Adam Miller – Gridley, Ill.


NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship – $2,000


Seth Cox – Eagle Point, Ore.


Oliver A. Hansen/Laudemere Farm Angus Scholarship – $500


Lauren Phillips – Centerville, Iowa


Ed & Wilma Minix/Black Witch Farm Angus Youth Scholarship – $3,000


Keely Shultz – Danielsville, Ga.


Pat Goggins Memorial Angus Scholarship – $1,000


Kelsey Vandeberghe – Cleveland, N.D.


Pennsylvania Angus Association Scholarship – $1,000


James Voight – Fredericksburg, Pa.


Ray Sims Angus Scholarship – $1,500


Trey Conley – Clarksdale, Mo.


Richard L. Spader Scholarships – $5,000


Addison Cotton – York, Neb.

Tucker Stagemeyer – Page, Neb.


Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship – $500


Kierson Reasner – Neelyton, Pa.


Texas Angus Association Scholarships – $1,000


Carlee Hoffmann – Schertz, Texas

Will Philipello – Bryan, Texas

Colter Pohlman – Hereford, Texas


Western States National Junior Angus Show Scholarship – $1,000


JessaLynn Hudson – Belvidere, Neb.


Woodlawn Farms Scholarship – $1,500


Blake Pillars – Martin, Mich.


Joel Harrison Memorial Angus Scholarship (Champion Bred & Owned Cow/Calf Pair)


Anne Dameron Towanda, Ill.


Robert and Marillyn Schlutz Angus Scholarship (Champion Bred & Owned Female)


Collin Deatsman – Leesburg, Ind.


Gary Brost Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award 


Audrey Curtin – Blue Mound, Ill.

Rosalind Kidwell – Gentryville, Ind.

Drew Mickey – Taylorville, Ill.

Jacob Wickard – Greenfield, Ind.

Jordyn Wickard – Greenfield, Ind.


Pat Grote Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Cookoff Award (Intermediate Steak Team) 


Charlee Jones – Gridley, Ill.

Ella Bane – Towanda, Ill.

Blake Wolter – Aviston, Ill.

Danielle Alberts – Atlanta, Ill.

Macie Carroll – Mount Carroll, Ill.

Macie Bartlow – Macomb, Ill.


Gary M. Stoller Jump Start your LEADership Award


Claire Murnin – Pompeys Pillar, Mont.


Stan Prox Memorial Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award


Mady Bergmann – Vienna, Ill.


Thomas A. and Catherine Chambers Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award


Harper Hicks – Olympia, Wash.

Sawyer Hicks – Olympia, Wash.


Joseph R. Bush III Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Award


Payton Alexander – Nemo, TX


Tom Burke Young Angus Achievement Awards


Brystol Humpert – Windthorst, Texas

Lane Toledo – Visalia, Calif.


View results of the 2023 NJAS, including shows, contests, and other awards at Additional coverage is also available on the NJAA social media channels and in the September issue of the Angus Journal.


        Written Olivia Rooker, Angus Communications


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