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Rohrbaugh awarded the 2021 National Junior Angus Advisor of the Year

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:28:20 CDT

Rohrbaugh awarded the 2021 National Junior Angus Advisor of the Year In any developing child’s life, it is the constants that truly mold them into who they grow up to be. It is clear Cathy Rohrbaugh has been one of those constants for Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association (PJAA) members for many years. It is her longstanding support that has earned her the Advisor of the Year honor at the 2021 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS).

Rohrbaugh has served as an advisor for the PJAA for the past nine years and has been instrumental in the successes of the program in various areas. Her contributions on the local, state and national levels have not gone unnoticed. From growing the membership of the PJAA to organizing state displays, assisting in organizing multiple Eastern Regional Junior Angus Shows to organizing contest materials and teams at many National Junior Angus shows, her time and dedication are hard to match.

“It has been said that ‘People lead like they are being led,’ and I can find comfort in knowing if we are relying on people like Cathy to serve as advisors to our youth, we are in good hands,” said W. Lori Voight of Voight Family Farm.

Rohrbaugh’s impact can be seen from organizing an annual fundraiser that donates more than $12,000 to the York County 4-H Clubs to encouraging juniors at the sidelines of a contest and in the makeup ring before a show.

“When I think of what makes an outstanding advisor, the qualities that Cathy displays come to mind: dedicated, passionate and organized,” said Wendy Fitzgerald, an NJAA member parent. “She juggles these responsibilities with finesse and a smile.”

Her dedication and passion for the youth have encouraged juniors to get out of their comfort zones, which will undoubtedly help propel them in their future careers. Rohrbaugh was also instrumental in garnering support in planning the National Junior Angus Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before plans changed due to COVID-19.

“Mrs. Rohrbaugh is the definition of supportive,” said Kaitlin Bell, PJAA president. “It could be waiting outside the show ring, helping study for quiz bowl, or giving advice about applying for a scholarship; but one thing is for certain, Mrs. Rohrbaugh will always be in juniors' corners, rooting for them.”

It is her support both in and out of the ring, leadership when in the spotlight, and commitment to junior development that have positioned her as the 2021 Advisor of the Year.

The NJAA Advisor of the Year award was introduced in 1980 to recognize the tremendous contributions of the junior Angus association advisors. Any junior Angus association advisors are eligible for the award by sending in a letter of nomination.

- Written by Karen Hiltbrand, Angus Communications



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