Joshua Scott, Loranger, La., has earned the National Junior Angus Association's (NJAA) Bronze and Silver Awards, according to James Fisher, director of junior activities for the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Joshua is the 13-year-old son of Julius and Monette Scott and attends Trafton Academy. He is active in the Trafton Academy 4-H Club, the Tangipahoa Parish 4-H Livestock Show Team, the NJAA and the Louisiana Junior Angus Association, where he serves as the southeast director. Joshua has shown his Angus cattle and competed in showmanship at several shows on the local, state and national levels. He has entered the NJAA photography and poster contests at the National Junior Angus Show. A member since 2005, Joshua has enrolled his cattle in the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) program.
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 the 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 nearly 11,000 members nationwide.