RAAA recognizes Outstanding Junior Member
Cassandra Kniebel of White City, Kan., received the Outstanding Junior Member Award from the Red Angus Association of America at the Red Angus National Convention in Durham, N.C., Sept. 15 to 16. Dawn Bernhard, RAAA junior programs coordinator, presented the award.
"Cassie possesses a can-do spirit," said Bernhard who worked closely with Kniebel when she served on the Junior Red Angus board the past two years. "She excels in her scholastics and extracurricular activities, exhibits integrity, honesty and high moral ethics in all aspects of her life, and brings excellence, enthusiasm and energy to all her JRA endeavors."
Kniebel served as first vice president and the fundraising director of the JRA. She played an integral role in planning and organizing the 2011 JRA Roundup that toured in Missouri and Kansas.
Kniebel also contributed her artistic talent to the JRA by creating a 3-D project of an original print by C.J. Brown entitled "The Reds At Lick Creek" that was auctioned off at the 2011 Red Angus National Convention.
In June 2011, Cassie was the undergraduate recipient of the Roy A. Wallace Memorial Scholarship granted by the Beef Improvement Federation.
Kniebel is a junior majoring in Animal Science and Agribusiness at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. She also maintains an active role in her family's Red Angus operation.
"Cassie is a true ambassador and advocate for Red Angus and the beef industry," said Bernhard.