Lydia Dance of Hillsboro 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 16-year-old daughter of Henry and Barbara Dance attends Hillsboro High School and Southern State Community College and is a member of the NJAA and the Ohio Junior Angus Association, where she has served as treasurer.
She has participated in local, state and regional shows. In 2014, Dance participated in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference.
She has also received several awards for her involvement with her local 4-H club and FFA chapter.
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.
The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 6,000 active members nationwide.
Submitted by National Junior Angus Association.