Karis Waterman Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Award
Karis Waterman, Anderson, Ind., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Waterman is the 14-year-old daughter of Brandon and Mary Ann Waterman and attends Frankton Junior/Senior High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Indiana Junior Angus Association.
She has participated in state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Waterman participated in the quiz bowl, livestock judging and Skill-A-Thon contests. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2017-2019.
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 Lea Ann Maudlin, Angus Communications