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Amanda Kosal earns junior bronze, silver awards

DECKERVILLE, MI -- Amanda Kosal, Deckerville, MI, 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 Jeremy and Michelle Kosal attends Deckerville Community School and is a member of the NJAA and the Michigan Junior Angus Association, where she served as awards director, district director and royalty.

Amanda has participated in local and state shows and showmanship contests. She has also consigned cattle in the Michigan Beef Expo Sale and the Sanilac County 4-H Fair and Sale.

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.