John Henderson, East Troy, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, MO.
The 17-year-old son of Chad and Becky Henderson attends Catholic Central High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Wisconsin Junior Angus Association, where he currently serves as vice president and also served as membership chairperson, show chairperson and vice show chairperson; historian; and fundraising chairperson.
He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show, John participated in the quiz bowl, livestock judging, team fitting and photography contests.
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 and 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.