WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Sarah Day of Shippensburg in Cumberland County and Christopher Vanco of Bear Lake in Warren County have been named the Pennsylvania Holstein Distinguished Junior Members in the senior division contest.
The awards were made at the awards ceremony for the 2001 Junior Holstein Association state convention Feb. 2-4 in West Middlesex, Pa.
The contest was judged on accomplishments in Holstein activities, schoolwork, community involvement, leadership and their ideas of the future in agriculture and the Holstein industry.
Each finalists was also interviewed by a panel of judges.
Day, daughter of Curtis and Ann Day, and Vanco, son of Steve and Sheryl Vanco, will now represent Pennsylvania in the national distinguished junior member contest to be held in June at the National Holstein Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Intermediate division Distinguished Junior Member winners were Megan Schantz of Alburtis in Berks County, daughter of David and Katherine Schantz, and Scott Walton of Carlisle in Cumberland County, son of David and Kathy Walton.
Junior division Distinguished Junior Member winners were Melissa Schuler of Fleetwood in Berks County, daughter of Eileen and David Schuler, and Jason Troutman of Mohrsville in Berks County, son of Scott and Constance Troutman.
In the Junior Holstein dairy bowl contest the senior division team from Centre County defeated the team from Lebanon County to take the state title. The junior division winner was the team from Berks County. These two winners will not represent Pennsylvania in the National Holstein Dairy Bowl Contest
The Pennsylvania Holstein Youth Scholarship Organization also announced its winners of the Pennsylvania Holstein Youth Achievement Scholarship. The $ 1,000 award is for post-secondary education.
Winners were Amanda Cessna of Everett in Bedford County, daughter of Rick and Jackie Cessna, who attends Allegheny College of Maryland; Sarah Day of Shippensburg in Cumberland County, daughter of Curtis and Ann Day, who plans to attend Penn State; Katie Suba of Huntingdon in Huntingdon County, daughter of Sally and David Kaylor and David and Jennifer Suba, who attends Penn State, and Christopher Vanco of Bear Lake in Warren County, son of Steve and Sheryl Vanco, who attends Edinboro University.
Other winners named at the Junior Holstein Association state convention awards banquet included:
* Photo contest – Amanda Gates, Centre County, for the “people” category; Bethany Trotter, Lawrence County, for the “animal” category; and Matt Shoenfelt, Perry County, for the “scenery” category.
* Extemporaneous speech contest – junior division, Abby Trotter, Lawrence County; Jenna Fox, Somerset County; Samantha Foster, Huntingdon County; intermediate division, Jill Neiman, Berks County; Doug Sattazahn, Berks County, Rachel Bachman, Potter County; senior division, Amy Kulick, Cumberland County; John Rader, Butler County, Kyle Burdette, Franklin County.
* 30,000-pound cow award – Given to those members who have bred an animal with top producing capabilities. The awards went to Thomas Harwood for Harwood Amy Quake, Sarah Day for Tri-Day A-Jet Fancy, Carrie Wack for Seneca-Valley Duster Becky, Bradley A. Coffman for Tom-Glow Faith-Red, and Charann Foster for Globe-Run Aerostar Jingle.
* Excellent cow award – Given to those member who have bred a cow that scores excellent The awards went to David Day for Tri-Day Adeen II-ET EX-91, Sarah Day for Tri-Day Mark Babe EX-90, Timothy Getz for Autumn-Mist E Peake Oksona EX-90, and Colt Cooney for Rolandice New Corvair EX-91.
* “PAL” award – Given to recognize an adult leader, parent or friend for their leadership, influence, and help in developing an outstanding youth program. This year’s recipient was Ann Day of Shippensburg in Cumberland County.
* All-Pennsylvania show awards – Presented to the winning members in 16 classes. A total of 36 different juniors receive recognition. Top winners were Amanda Cessna, Scott Walton, and Clayton Wood who won three awards each , and Erin Parker, Sara Ruffaner, Emily Stuff, and Corbin Wood, who won two awards each.