Michigan Angus Breeders and Juniors recognized March 3 at St. Johns, Michigan.

MMA Board

The Michigan Angus Association board of directors at the 2018 Michigan Angus Banquet held in March. Seated L to R: Ken Geuns, Bath, chairman of the board; Lisa Bohlen, Pleasant Ridge, treasurer; Grace Boehmer, Olivet, secretary; Dan Vaassen, Ann Arbor, vice president; Bob Zellmer, Nashville, president. Standing L to R: Directors Paul Dawson, Hanover; Chris Pranger, Corunna, IN; Jeremy Kosal, Deckerville; Kevin Beckington, Merritt; Monte Bordner, Sturgis; Nancy Thelen, Saline; Melissa Hutchings Kenyon, Bellevue; Steve Thelen, Saline; Evan Boehmer, Olivet; Paige Tuggle, Ithaca; Kent Nickolaus, Addison. Not pictured is Aaron Phelps, Cedar Springs.

MAA Aux Board

Elected as 2018 officers and committee chairs of the Michigan Angus Auxiliary at the Michigan Angus Banquet held in March were, seated L to R: Sharon Vaassen, Ann Arbor, secretary-treasurer; Rachael Vaassen, Dexter, president; Lori Pillars, Martin, historian; standing L to R Janel Horrocks-Boehmer, Williamston, Scholarship Chair; Ricka Boehmer, Niles, Miss Michigan Angus Chair; Nancy Thelen, Saline, Awards Chair. Not pictured is Julie Thelen Conover, vice president and immediate past president.

MI A Royalty

These young ladies were recognized at the Michigan Angus Awards Banquet as Michigan Angus royalty. Pictured from left are Kavina Johnson, Quincy, 2017 Miss Michigan Angus; and Jaycie Brown, Pinckney, 2018 Miss Michigan Angus.

Adult Appreciation Award

Janel Horrocks-Boehmer, Hy-View Farm, Williamston, was presented the Michigan Junior Angus Association (MJAA) Adult Appreciation Award. Pictured are Janel Horrocks-Boehmer and Austin Pillars, MJAA president, presenting the award.

Premier Breeders & Premier Exhibitors

These junior members were named Michigan Junior Angus Association Premier Breeders & Premier Exhibitors during the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Awards Banquet held March 3 in St. Johns. Pictured from left are Kavina Johnson, Quincy, third overall; Blake Pillars, Martin, second overall; and Austin Pillars, Martin, first place Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. Blake Pillars was also recognized with the Michigan Junior Angus Association Outstanding Junior Member award, while Austin Pillars received the Outstanding Senior Member award.

Certificate of Achievement

These young Angus enthusiasts received the Certificate of Achievement award presented by the American Angus Auxiliary. Pictured from left are Kavina Johnson, Quincy; Austin Pillars, Martin; Amanda Kosal, Deckerville; Jaycie Brown, Pinckney; Blake Pillars, Martin; and Kristopher Kosal, Deckerville. Not available for the photo were Kylie Bates, Sebewaing; Hunter Brown, Kingston; Mike Brown, Middleville; Matthew MacMaster, Harrisville; Lindsey Mogg, Sumner; Sterling Reichenbach, Bath; Jack Reid, Eaton Rapids; Maggie Reid, Eaton Rapids; Braydon Zellmer, Paige Zellmer and Thea Zellmer, Nashville.

Heritage award

Bill Sheridan, Mason, received the Michigan Angus Association Heritage award. He was recognized during the Angus Futurity Sale held at the Beef Expo on April 7 at Michigan State University. Presenting the award are Merle Boehmer and Janel Horrocks-Boehmer from Williamston. Looking on are Evan Boehmer, Olivet, sale manager, and Steve Thelen, Saline, sale clerk.

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