Repenning earns NJAA Bronze and Silver Awards
Kelsey Repenning, Mitchell, SD, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Robin Ruff, junior activities director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, MO.
The 17-year-old daughter of Steve and Dr. Lori Repenning attends Mitchell High School and is a member of the NJAA. She is a scholarship recipient of the South Dakota Angus Auxiliary.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship competitions. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Repenning participated in the All-American Certified Angus Beef (CAB) Cook-Off, public speaking and team fitting contests, and was a mentoring program participant.
She has also submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR) and consigned cattle to the Blacktop Farms Bull Sale.
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 6,000 active members nationwide.
– American Angus Association