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Winners of 2015 Holstein USA Junior Essay Contest Announced

Brattleboro, Vt. (May 26, 2015)… John Achen, 14, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, is the grand prize winner of Holstein Association USA Inc.’s 2015 Junior Essay Contest. John’s essay “Milk is the Real MVP,” also won first in the junior division. As grand prize winner, John receives a Kindle Fire.

Awards were given to the top three individuals in each of three divisions. Other division winners are:

Intermediate: Dawson Nickels, Watertown, Wisconsin —“The Holstein Breeder I Would Want to Have Dinner With.”

Senior Division: Tony Lopes, Gustine, California—“Registering Your Success.”

The Online Junior Video Contest is now underway. The challenge is to create a short video promoting your dairy farm. Deadline for entries is July 1, 2015. Find the rules posted online at www.holsteinusa.com/juniors.

Several other Junior Holstein contests are lined up for this year:
Mating. Choose a mating for a cow, then write an essay discussing why you chose that particular bull. Deadline: September 1
Recipe. Enter your favorite dairy recipe, along with instructions on how to make it. Deadline: November 1
Photo. Send a photo that captures today’s Registered Holstein industry with creativity and flair. Deadline: January 1, 2016.

You can find John’s winning essay and the other two division winners here: www.holsteinusa.com/juniors/content/funzone.html