Western Kansas

Garrett Lampe, Scott City, has qualified for the Silver Award of the National Junior Angus Association, James Fisher, director of junior activities for the American Angus Association, in St. Joseph, MO, recently announced.

Lampe is the 14-year-old son of Mark and Anne Lampe. He attends Scott City Middle School. He earned his Bronze Award in 1996. He has shown his Angus in numerous local, state, regional and national shows. He has participated and excelled in the Public Speaking Contest, at the National Junior Angus Show, and received the first boys' Crystal Award, from the American Angus Auxiliary, for participation in contests held at the National Junior Angus Show. In addition, he has served in leadership positions for the Kansas Junior Angus Association, and has been a member of the National Junior Angus Association since 1985.

The Silver Award is the second level of the National Junior Angus Recognition program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards and then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honor. Applicants are evaluated in the areas of junior Angus association activities, participation in showmanship and leadership competitions, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.

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