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Daniel Weidenbach, Ceciel Ketchum elected to National Junior Red Angus officer positions

Daniel Weidenbach of Highmore, SD and Ceciel (Cele) Ketchum of Plevna, MT, were recently elected to the Junior Red Angus of Association (JRA) Board of Directors during the 2010 JRA Round-Up held in Oregon.

Weidenbach was elected to serve as second vice president of the JRA during his second year of his two-year term on the Board. He represents the North Plains Region.

Weidenbach is a senior at Highmore High School. He is actively involved in livestock judging and a variety of sports. During his first year on the board, Weidenbach served as the Leadership Director.

“Daniel returns to the Board with experience and a renewed commitment to the officer team,” said Dawn Bernhard, Junior Programs Coordinator, Red Angus Association of America. “He has a special rapport with his fellow junior members of all ages – making them feel welcome, comfortable and included in junior activities.”

Ketchum of Plevna, MT, was elected to serve a two-year term and represent the Mountains Region.

Ketchum is a senior at Plevna High School and has been involved with the JRA for many years, having attended her first Round-Up when she was only 8 years old. Ketchum is an active member of the Montana Junior Red Angus Association and competes in many Red Angus events including the NILE in Billings, MT, and Western Livestock Ag Expo in Dickinson, ND.

In addition to taking an active role in her family ranch, Ketchum is also active in 4-H, FFA, sports and music, as she plays five instruments.

During her year as Leadership Director, Ketchum will work to organize and conduct leadership activities for all junior members who attend JRA events.

For information about JRA programs, visit the Web site at redangus.org or contact Bernhard, RAAA junior programs coordinator, at 515- 679-4006, dawn@redangus.org, or visit the Junior Red Angus Association page on Facebook.