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Six Distinguished Junior Member Finalists Recognized at 2015 National Holstein Convention
June 30, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. (June 29, 2015)… Holstein Association USA announced six finalists in the 2015 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) competition, on June 26 in St. Charles, Illinois, 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: Elizabeth Endres, Wisconsin; Jessica Pralle, Wisconsin; Megan Rauen, Iowa; Jacob Shaffer, Pennsylvania; David Hardesty Jr., Virginia; and Kathryn Osborne, Pennsylvania.

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, or contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200 FREE, ext. 4124.


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