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Opsal, Krull Named Wisconsin Jr. Holstein Boy & Girl
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/10/2018

Two distinguished members of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association have been honored last weekend in Stevens Point. Joseph Opsal of Dane County and Carley Krull from Jefferson County were named Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl at the group's annual state convention. Opsal and Krull were among the 18 selected Distinguished Members honored this past fall by the association, and will compete at the National Holstein Convention this summer in Traverse City, Michigan. Eleven Young Distinguished Junior Member winners and 12 Twelve & Under Recognition finalists were also honored at the conference.

The Manitowoc/Calumet County Junior Dairybowl Team has won the Junior Division of their competition, with Polk County taking top honors for the Senior Division. Both teams will compete at the national level this summer. Members were also recognized for speaking, scrapbook, photography, advertising and dairy production awards during the weekend. And over $16,000 in scholarships were presented to students attending, or planning to attend, college or technical school.

Four new Junior Activity Committee members have been elected to the eight person state board. They are Emma Buss, Lafayette County; Hannah Ullom, Chippewa County; Joshua Gerbitz, Rock County; and Mason Jauquet, Shawano County. They join the board's second-year members Jessica Steger, Crawford County; Sam Minch, Wood County; Carley Krull, Jefferson County; and Caleb Hamm, Waupaca County. Retiring JAC members were Zach Tolzman, Iowa County; Nicole Pralle, Clark County; Joseph Opsal, Dane County; and Katie Bauer, Waupaca County.

Meanwhile, this year's WHY Friend awards were presented to Angie Ulness of Manitowoc County and Heather Jauquet from Shawano County.

And the new Wisconsin Holstein Princess is Allison Breunig of Dane County, with her personal attendant being Brooke Trustem from Rock County. The two will spend their year traveling to Holstein Shows, Junior events and other activities promoting the Wisconsin Holstein Association.

The convention was hosted by the Wood County Junior Holstein Association.

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