Crystal, Grote, Spader & Silver Bowl Awards For 2012
The American Angus Auxiliary sponsors the Janet Castle Crystal Award to promote and encourage participation in educational events. These contests allow all juniors, even those who might not show cattle, to participate in the NJAS. Points are earned for placing and participation in the following contests: photography, poster, graphic design, extemporaneous and public speaking, team sales, creative writing, quiz bowl, and the Auxiliary-sponsored All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. Two awards are presented, one to the high-point boy and one to the high-point girl.
Crystal Award Winners
2012 Crystal Award Winners. Pictured from left are Anne Lampe, American Angus Auxiliary president; Katy Tunstill, Fayetteville, Ark., top girl; Will Pohlman,
2011 Crystal Award Winners - Hannah McCabe, Elk City , Kan. top girl; Will Pohlmann, Prairie Grove, Ark. and Chris Kahlenbeck, Union, Mo.
The NJAA and the Junior Activities Department co-sponsor the Extemporaneous Speaking Contest, which is fast becoming one of the most competitive contests of the event. Each participant receives a topic and reference information 30 minutes prior to his or her scheduled speaking time. Following preparation, the contestant must present a 2- to 6-minute speech. The winner of the senior division receives a Harvey Rattey Pewter Sculpture Award from the American Angus Auxiliary in the name of Richard L. Spader.
2012 Winners. Pictured from left are Sheri Spader, presenting; Tyler Ottensmeier, McLouth, Kan., first; and Lindsay Upperman, Chambersburg, Penn., second. Tyler received a Harvey Rattey sculpture in the name of the late Richard L. Spader, former American Angus Association executive vice president, for a first-place finish in the senior division of extemporaneous speaking.
Winning the senior division are (from left) with Barbara Ettredge, American Angus Auxiliary president, Megan Webb, Burlington, W.Va., first and receiving a Harvey Rattey sculpture in the name of the late Richard L. Spader, former American Angus Association executive vice president; Hannah Wright, Spring City, Tenn., second; and Hannah McCabe, Elk City, Kan., third.
The winners of the two intermediate divisions receive a Harvey Rattey Pewter Sculpture Award from the American Angus Auxiliary in the name of Pat Grote.
Winning the intermediate A division are (from left) Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark., first, and receiving a Harvey Rattey sculpture in the name of the late Pat Grote, former American Angus Auxiliary president; Cooper Sadowsky, Eagleville, Mo., second; and Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D., third.
Winning the intermediate B division are (from left) Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan., first and receiving a Harvey Rattey sculpture in the name of the late Pat Grote, former American Angus Auxiliary president; Jackson Wingert, Ottawa, Kan., second; and Erin Steele, Anita, Iowa, third.
Silver Bowl Award
Each year the Auxiliary awards silver bowls to the top 5 winners of the National Jr Angus Showmanship Contest.
JanLee, Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn., first; Ty Bayer, Ringle, Wis., second; Jacy Alsup, Gravette, Ark. third; Lauren Adcock, Moweaqua, Ill., fourth; Sarah Wogan, Hebron, Ohio, fifth.