Michigan Angus Breeders and Juniors recognized March 7 at St. Johns, Michigan.

miss michigan angus

Julia Sanderson from Midland was selected as the 2020 Miss Michigan Angus.

certificate of achievement

These young Angus enthusiasts received the Certificate of Achievement award presented by the American Angus Auxiliary. Pictured seated from left are Dylan Stoll, Grand Ledge; Austin Pillars, Martin; Jaycie Brown, Pinckney; and Justin Stoll, Grand Ledge. Standing are Blake Pillars, Martin; Kristopher Kosal, Deckerville; and Amanda Kosal, Deckerville. Not available for the photo were Delaney Bates, Sebewaing; Drew George, Niles; Kavina Johnson, Quincy; Kinsee Lettinga, Wayland; Jack Reid, Eaton Rapids; Maggie Reid, Eaton Rapids; Julia Sanderson, Midland; Hannah Schroeder, Ruth; Braydon Zellmer, Nashville; Paige Zellmer, Nashville and Thea Zellmer, Nashville.

premier exhibitors

These junior members were named Michigan Junior Angus Association Premier Exhibitors during the 2020 Michigan Angus Association Awards Banquet held March 7 in St. Johns. Pictured from left are Blake Pillars, Martin, first place Premier Exhibitor; Dylan Stoll, Grand Ledge, third overall; Justin Stoll. Grand Ledge, fourth overall; and Kristopher Kosal, Deckerville, fifth overall. Maggie Reid from Eaton Rapids placed second overall.

Premier breeder

Justin Stoll from Grand Ledge was named the first place Michigan Junior Angus Association Premier Breeder during the 2020 Michigan Angus Association Awards Banquet.

outstanding jr

Kris Kosal from Deckerville was recognized with the Michigan Junior Angus Association Outstanding Junior Member award at the 2020 Michigan Angus Association banquet. 2019 Outstanding Junior Member, Blake Pillars from Martin (right) presented the award.

outstanding senior

Amanda Kosal from Deckerville received the Michigan Junior Angus Association Outstanding Senior Member award at the 2020 Michigan Angus Association banquet. 2019 Outstanding Senior Member, Austin Pillars from Martin presented the award.

mjaa board

The 2020 officers, directors and advisors of the Michigan Junior Angus Association are: Seated left to right – Jaycie Brown, Pinckney, secretary; Kris Kosal, Deckerville, vice president; Amanda Kosal, Deckerville, president; Blake Pillars, Martin, treasurer; standing – Susie Brown, advisor; Michelle Kosal, advisor; Austin Pillars, Martin, director; Dylan Stoll, Grand Ledge, director; Justin Stoll, Grand Ledge, director of awards; Katie Romzek, advisor; and Lori Pillars, advisor.

Rob Reid from Eaton Rapids (right), received the Michigan Junior Angus Association (MJAA) Adult Appreciation Award from junior member Austin Pillars from Martin.

Auxiliary Board

Elected as 2020 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; Nancy Thelen, Saline, vice president; and Rachael Vaassen, Saline, president. Standing are: Lori Pillars, Martin, historian; Kendra Diekevers, Saranac, awards chair; and Ricka Boehmer, Niles, Miss Michigan Angus chair; Not pictured are Julie Thelen Conover, immediate past president and Sterling Reichenbach from Bath, scholarship chair.

MAA board

The 2020 officers and directors of the Michigan Angus Association are: Seated left to right – Dan Vaassen, Ann Arbor, president; Jeremy Kosal, Deckerville, vice president; Lisa Bohlen, Pleasant Ridge, secretary-treasurer; and Nancy Thelen, Saline, director. Directors standing left to right are: Melissa Kenyon, Bellevue; Steve Thelen, Saline, Southeastern Representative; Lisa Lutchka, Grass Lake; and Chuck Reid, Eaton Rapids. Not pictured are chairman of the board Bob Zellmer, Nashville; and directors Charles Mann, Imlay City; Evan Boehmer, Charlotte; Paige Tuggle, Ithaca; Paul Dawson, Hanover; Mark Benaske, Rosebush; Andrew Foster, Niles and Brandon Goering.

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