Holstein Association USA was proud to announce six finalists in the 2014 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) competition, on June 28 in Dubuque, Iowa, during the National Holstein Convention. The Distinguished Junior Member recognition is the highest honor a Junior Holstein Association member can receive.
This year's finalists are: Hayleigh Geurink, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Sara Kitchen, Danville, Pa.; Cassandra Krull, Lake Mills, Wis.; Jaylene Lesher, Bernville, Pa.; Ryan Pralle, Humbird, Wis.; and Joshua Simon, Farley, Iowa.
These six individuals were chosen from a group of twelve semifinalists who interviewed during the National Junior Holstein Convention. The finalists will receive annual renewed memberships to Holstein Association USA. The Distinguished Junior Member award honors Junior Holstein members, ages 17 to 21, who have excelled in their junior project work, involvement on their farm, and in their communities. For more information about the Distinguished Junior Member award, visit www.holsteinusa.com/juniors, or contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124.