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BELMONT - Hailey Jentz, Belmont, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 13-year-old daughter of Craig Jentz and Samantha Gempler attends Belmont Middle School and is a member of the NJAA and the Wisconsin Junior Angus Association.

She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Hailey participated in quiz bowl, livestock judging, team fitting and poster contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She participated in the mentoring program in 2014-2016. She was also a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2016 and 2017

She has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and is actively involved with her local 4-H club.

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.

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