Sarah Holland, Imboden, Ark., has earned the National Junior Angus Association's (NJAA) Bronze and Silver Awards, according to James Fisher, director of activities and junior activities for the American Angus AssociationSM in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Sarah, the 20-year-old daughter of Mike and Lisa Holland, attends Arkansas State University. She is active in the NJAA and the Arkansas Junior Angus Association, where she served as secretary. She has participated in graphic design, photography, creative writing and the quiz bowl at the National Junior Angus Show. Sarah has also shown her Angus in numerous shows at the local, state, and national levels. She has been a member of the NJAA since 2002.
The Bronze and Silver Awards are the first two levels of the National Junior Angus Association 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, participation in showmanship and leadership competitions, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.
The National Junior Angus Association promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for nearly 11,000 members nationwide.