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Spotlight on Youth - April 17, 2013
Scholarships reward future beef industry leaders
WOOSTER, Ohio — The Certified Angus Beef brand awarded $21,000 to seven university students through its Colvin Scholarship Fund, in recognition of their leadership and achievement at the community and beef industry levels.

Developed in 1999 upon the retirement of Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, the Fund evokes the CAB co-founder and 21-year CEO’s role in making dreams a reality and inspiring others to be their best.
2013 Undergraduate Colvin Scholarship Awards included: $5,000 – Paige Wallace, Stotts City, Mo. – Oklahoma State University; $4,000 – Mollie Lastovica, Fredericksburg, Texas – Texas A&M University; $3,000 – Malorie Bankhead, Livermore, Calif. – California Polytechnic State University; $2,000 – Kassandra Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla. – Oklahoma State University; and $1,000 – Reagan Kays, Weir, Kan. - Kansas State University. The 2013 Graduate Colvin Scholarship Awards included: $5,000 – Bryan Bernhard, Stillwater, Okla. – Oklahoma State University and $1,000 – discretionary award to Dustin Mohrhauser, Hartford, S.D. – South Dakota State University.

The undergraduates had to demonstrate commitment through the pursuit of a meat science, food science, animal science, marketing, business, communications or a related degree, and through activities and curriculum.

Launched in 1978 and owned by nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members, CAB is the largest branded beef program in the world, with 15,000 licensed partners selling 2.2 million pounds of product daily in more than 45 countries. For producer resources, visit; or check out the consumer site at

Indianapolis to host the 2014 National Junior Angus Show
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Circle City of Indianapolis will be welcoming junior Angus members and families from across the nation in 2014 as it hosts the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). The week-long event is set for July 6–12, 2014. Besides cattle shows, the week encompasses a variety of other junior activities.
“We are proud to be hosting the 2014 National Junior Angus Show in Indy,” said Kathy Wilson, NJAS co-chair. “Indiana has a rich heritage in the Angus business, and we look forward to planning an outstanding NJAS for our Angus juniors.”

Sponsored by the Indiana Junior Angus Assoc., the NJAS is themed “Angus in the Heartland – You gotta love it!” Indiana has hosted the show as recently as 2006 and is excited to make this event a fun-filled and educational week for junior Angus enthusiasts and their families.

More than 1,000 head of cattle are expected to compete in Indianapolis.  The classes offered will provide opportunities for juniors to exhibit their owned heifers, bred-and-owned heifers, cow-calf pairs, steers, and bred-and-owned bulls.

Additional events will include the National Showmanship Contest, NJAS Carcass Steer Contest, Cook-off Contests, and educational contests that include:  prepared and extemporaneous public speaking, career development, graphic design, writing, photography, livestock judging, and video and poster competitions.
More details on the 2014 NJAS will be released as they become available. This July, the NJAS is being held in Kansas City, Mo. More information regarding the NJAS program can be accessed at