The Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association strives to provide quality support to junior members by promoting the value and integrity of Shorthorn cattle, by providing quality educational events and activities, and creating opportunities for leadership and networking.
Board of Directors
WJSA Board of Directors
President- Hannah Olsen
Vice President- Kyle Vondra
Secretary- Courtney Stelzer
State Show Co-Chair- Morgan Vondra
State Show Co-Chair- Hanah Schultz
Advisor- Lisa Schlimgen
WJSA is lead by a board of directors who are elected at the State Show in June each year. Board members must be 12-21 years old by January 1st to serve on the board.
WJSA is open to all youth ages 8 to 21 as of January 1st who are interested in Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus cattle. All paid members will be listed in the WSA Directory.
Junior newsletters help recap the year for junior members.
WSA offers scholarships to students beginning or continuing their education in a post-secondary program. Applicant must be a dues paying member of WJSA, pursue a post-secondary degree, show cattle above the county level, and have a satisfactory scholastic record. Applications must be postmarked or submitted by June 1st.
Application- Coming Spring 2019
Cole Chapman- Dalton, WI
Hannah Schultz- Seymour, WI
Wisconsin Shorthorn Lassies
The Wisconsin Lassie Program is an opportunity for young ladies ages 15 to 21 to promote Shorthorns and the Wisconsin Shorthorn and Junior Shorthorn Associations.
National Alternate Lassie Queen- Hannah Olsen
Wisconsin Lassie Queen- Hannah Schultz
Wisconsin Lassie Princess- Courtney Stelzer
Wisconsin Lassie Princess- Morgan Vondra
Wisconsin Lassie Princess- Kaylee Chapman
Wisconsin Lassie Princess- Taylor Fearing
Adult Lassie Committee: Lisa Schlimgen, Samantha Solin, Hope Schlimgen, and Melinda Orebaugh
American Junior Shorthorn Association
National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference
Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association members are encouraged to attend the National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference. The event moves around the country and is typically held in June or July each year. Exhibitors must be a paid member of the American Junior Shorthorn Association to participate in the cattle show and youth contests.
Please visit www.shorthorn.org and select the Junior tab for further event information.
2018 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference
Participants from Wisconsin
American Junior Shorthorn Association Board of Directiors and National Lassie Queens
2017-2018: Hannah Olsen, National Alternation Shorthorn Lassie Queen
2015-2018: Damin Hadorn-Papke, American Junior Shorthorn Association Director
2013-2015: Mackenzie Cash, American Junior Shorthorn Association Director
Friend of WJSA
The Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association established the Friend of WJSA Award in 2012 to recognize those who actively show support for Shorthorn youth to help make WJSA a successful organization. The award is presented annually and is selected by members who attend the Junior meeting at the Wisconsin State Shorthorn Show.
2018 Friend of WJSA Recipients
Terry and Dianne Kegley
-Kegley Show Supplies-
2017 Recipient- Eric Johnson, WSA member
2016 Recipient- Melinda Orebaugh, WSA Treasurer
2015 Recipient- Sue Finley, Midwest Herdsman
2014 Recipient- Steve Denzer, WSA President
2013 Recipient- Lisa Schlimgen, WJSA Advisor