Crystal, Grote, Spader & Silver Bowl Awards For 2013
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
Pictured from left are Chris Kahlenbeck, Union, Mo., top boy; Cathy Watkins, American Angus board member, presenting; and Brooke Harward, Richfield, N.C., top girl.
2012 Crystal Award Winners. Pictured from left are Anne Lampe, American Angus Auxiliary president; Katy Tunstill, Fayetteville, Ark., top girl; Will Pohlman, Ark.
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.
2013 Winner, Esther McCabe, Kan.
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 is Corbin Cowles.
Winning the intermediate B division is Will Pohlman.
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.