The Florida Angus Association is proud of our all of our junior’s and all the Florida Angus Association Juniors that participated at the American Angus Nationals in July. There were 15 juniors and 31 head of cattle competing from Florida.
All of our juniors did a fabulous job; we had some outstanding cattle and showmen at the event. Florida was represented very well. Many of our juniors competed in other contests at the event as well. In the September edition of the American Angus Journal you will see some of the winners.
2014 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest– Brandais Austrino was one of the 15 finalists in the (see her photo on page 82)
Auxiliary Scholarship- Destiny McCauley was one of 10 Junior Angus Members chosen to receive an the scholarship (you can read about her on Page 89)
Miss American Angus Contestant– Destiny McCauley is one of the 5 young women chosen to compete for Miss American Angus, what an honor to be chosen to compete-page 202
First Place Chef’s Challenge Recipe:- 1st Place Kristen Short our junior Angus Advisor competed and won first place in the Senior Cook-off Contest with her recipes for Grilled Tri-Tip with Warm Kale Salad page 198-199
Photo Contest winners from Florida
Overall Photo Contest Winner: 4th Place- Jenna Hamilton, Buena Vista Florida -page 152
Junior Division – Angus Cattle: 2nd Place- Jenna Hamilton, Buena Vista Florida -page 154
Angus People: 1st Place – Jenna Hamilton, Buena Vista Florida – Page 156
Around the Farm and Ranch Division- Honorable Mention – Jenna Hamilton, Buena Vista Florida -Page 161
Intermediate Division –Angus Cattle: Editors Pick- Hunter Glisson , Chiefland ,Florida–Page 163
Intermediate Division-Angus People: Editors Pick- Josie Chandler, Polk City, Florida- Page 164
Senior Division-Around the Ranch: 2nd Place- Destiny McCauley, Bowling Green, Florida page 177
Fan Favorite Photo Contest-Senior Division winner –Destiny McCauley, Bowling Green Florida Page 183
Our Adults work very hard to give the Florida Junior Angus Association Juniors all the opportunities to participate in the shows and many of our Florida Angus Breeders have sold cattle or have cattle with these youth to show. Congratulations to all. Please forgive me if I have overlooked someone. We want to thank all the parents who worked tirelessly to help at nationals. We want to thank Kristen Short our Junior Advisor for an outstanding job and Albert Austrino our President and Annette Short our Secretary for all their hard work at Nationals and in all the planning.
View the Photos from the American Angus Junior Nationals in our Gallery Section.