Ruby Monn of Shippensburg, Pa., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, junior activities director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The 18-year-old daughter of Rodney and Jennifer Monn attends Shippensburg Area Senior High School and is a member of both the National Junior Angus Association and Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association, which she serves as secretary and royalty.
Monn has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show, she participated in the photography, quiz bowl, livestock judging, and writing contests.
The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program, which 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.