Jordyn Wickard Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Jordyn Wickard, Greenfield, Ind., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Wickard is the 17-year-old daughter of Chris and Julia Wickard and attends Eastern Hancock High School. She is a member of the NJAA, the Indiana Junior Angus Association, where she serves as first vice president and has also served as secretary, communications director and royalty, and the Southeastern Indiana Angus Association, where she has served as regional director. She is also a member of the American Angus Auxiliary.
She has participated in local, state and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Wickard participated in the public speaking, career development, extemporaneous speaking, creative writing and skillathon contest and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She served as a voting delegate in 2019 and 2020 and was a participant in the mentoring program in 2014 and 2015. In 2019 she participated in the Raising the Bar conference.
Wickard is actively involved with her local FFA chapter and 4-H club.
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 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications