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2024 Red Angus Scholarship Winners Announced

DENVER — In celebration of excellence and commitment to the beef industry, the Red Angus Association of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2024 college scholarships awarded to outstanding Junior Red Angus members. Made possible through the support of the Red Angus Foundation Inc., these scholarships recognize the remarkable achievements and potential of young individuals who exemplify dedication to the association, their communities and the beef industry at large. After a thorough application and interview process, these exceptional recipients have demonstrated outstanding communication skills, professionalism and leadership qualities, setting a high standard for their peers.

The following five JRA members have each been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship:

Brooke Calteaux

Hailing from Winona, Minnesota, Brooke Calteaux, daughter of Brian and Annette Calteaux, is currently pursuing a major in agricultural education with a minor in ag business at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. On campus, she serves as the membership director and reporter for Sigma Alpha Sorority and participates in Ag Ed Society. She has held multiple leadership roles in the Happy Hart 4-H Club, including the offices of president, secretary and reporter/historian. Additionally, she was the president of the Winona County 4-H Federation and serves on the Minnesota State Fair Beef Committee. Brooke was highly active in FFA, where she served as chapter secretary. Her passion for Red Angus is evident through her active participation in the Minnesota Junior Red Angus chapter, where she serves as president and breed ambassador.

Calley Stubbs

A native of Wallace, Kansas, Calley Stubbs is the daughter of Becky and Darrell Vandike, and Adam and Jill Stubbs. She brings her deep-rooted connection to the Red Angus breed to her academic journey at Butler Community College. As a member of the livestock judging team, Calley has honed her skills in evaluating livestock while preparing for her transfer to Kansas State University in the fall of 2024. There, she plans to pursue a degree in ruminant nutrition and compete on the meats judging team.

Peri Andras

Peri Andras is the 19-year-old daughter of Will and Kim Andras of Manchester, Illinois. She attended Lincoln Land Community College where she was an active member of the livestock judging team, ag ambassador team, Collegiate Farm Bureau and both ag clubs. Peri has also been actively involved in the JRA, serving two terms on the board of directors. She is poised to embark on her journey at Kansas State University this fall where she plans to complete her four-year degree in agriculture communications, driven by her passion for the beef industry and the invaluable opportunities provided by Red Angus.

Kenedy DeVoe

Kenedy DeVoe, daughter of Kyley and Brenna DeVoe, brings a wealth of experience from her family’s registered Red Angus operation in Justin, Texas. Her active participation in the National FFA and Texas 4-H motivated her to attend Redlands Community College on a livestock judging scholarship. Kenedy’s service as an Ag Ambassador and membership in the Aggie Club, combined with her current role as the National Junior Red Angus Vice President, underscores her dedication to the beef industry. Kenedy will continue her education at Kansas State University this fall and plans to utilize her knowledge and skills to contribute to advancements in beef cattle genetics, embodying the spirit of innovation and excellence within the Red Angus community.

Madison Fischer

Passionate agriculturist Madison Fischer, from Hempstead, Texas, is poised to make significant contributions to the beef industry. The daughter of John and Mandy Fischer, Madison attends Waller High School, where she excels academically and actively participates in numerous extracurricular activities, including Waller FFA and Waller County 4-H. As a scholarship recipient, Madison sees the Red Angus breed as pivotal in her career aspirations. She envisions leveraging her skills and knowledge to promote sustainable practices within the beef industry, with a specific focus on the unique attributes and potential of Red Angus cattle. Madison’s dedication to agricultural excellence reflects her unwavering passion for the future of farming and ranching.

Additionally, the RAAA is pleased to announce the recipient of the $500 Dee Sonstegard Memorial Scholarship:

Emily Meyer

Emily Meyer, from Anamosa, Iowa, is the daughter of Sally and Jamie Meyer. Emily is a 2023 graduate of Anamosa High School where she was actively involved in 4-H and FFA. Currently studying agriculture and rural policy at Iowa State University, Emily’s involvement in organizations such as the Agriculture Policy Club, Legislative Ambassadors and Sigma Alpha Sorority reflects her dedication to the agriculture industry. Her participation in Red Angus events and trips has not only broadened her perspective on the beef industry but has also inspired her to pursue a career advocating for the cattle industry through agricultural policy.

The RAAA extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the scholarship winners. Their exemplary achievements and dedication to the beef industry serve as a beacon of inspiration for future generations. For more information on the JRA Scholarship program or other JRA events, please visit www.RedAngus.org.

The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and using scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit www.RedAngus.org.

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