The Holstein Association USA has named 12 Distinguished Junior Member semifinalists, the highest honor available to a junior member, bestowed upon those aged 17 to 21 and demonstrating their lifetime commitment to the Holstein breed.

Among the 12 semifinalists is Megan Rauen of Epworth. To view her video, click here.

The 12 semifinalists will be cut to 6 at this year’s National Holstein Convention, June 22-26 in St. Charles, Ill. This year, four DJM semifinalists are each from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with one each from Iowa, Minnesota, New York and Virginia.