The 2019 ADCA Chris Odom Youth Award

Congratulations to Nathan Lizarraga (Senior Division) and Mackennah Spatz (Junior Division) for winning this year’s ADCA Christ Odom Youth Award!

The ADCA Christ Odom Youth Awards are given in memory of Chris Odom, of Block Creek Ranch. It honors his work in the ADCA, his service to the Dexter community, and especially his faithfulness to encourage and support our ADCA youth. Mr. Odom passed away in 2006 while serving as Vice President of the ADCA. His contribution to the association, our youth, and the Dexter breed will be remembered warmly.

This award is presented annually at the ADCA National Dexter Expo. It recognizes the ADCA youth that exhibit an exceptional work ethic, a commendable knowledge of the breed, and a passion to promote the preservation and proper stewardship of Irish Dexter cattle. Each applicant must complete a Chris Odom Award Application that includes a quiz, an essay, and a list of Dexter-related activities the youth has participated in. The applications are graded by a team of ADCA Odom Award judges. The award includes recognition at the Expo, an award plaque, recognition in the ADCA Bulletin, and a financial .
award of $500 to the Junior Division winner and $1,000 to the Senior Division winner.

This year’s applicants were:

Senior Division:
Baylee Allen
Kenneth Endy
Makenna Hoover
Gabriel Lizarraga
Nathan Lizarraga
Santiago Lizarraga

Junior Division:
Mario Lizarraga
Mackennah Spatz

ADCA Chris Odom Award Winners
2019 Senior: Nathan Lizarraga
Junior: Mackennah Spatz
2018 Senior: Fiona Delanie
Junior: Ava White
2017 Senior: Britni Steward
Junior: Louderback
2016 Senior: Michael Hawkins
Junior: Erin Chambers
2015 Senior: Arianna Carriveau
Junior: Delaney Corter
2014 Senior: Jordan DeLaSalle
Junior: Alex Gann
2013 Senior: Emilee Trost
Junior: Kylee Morgan
2012 Senior: Abigail Metallo
Junior: Michael Cuevas
2011 Senior: Jacob DeLaSalle
Junior: Jacob Young
2010 Senior: Josh Hall
Junior: Jackson Neal
2009 Senior: Lewis Jackson
Junior: Danielle Hawkins
2008 Senior: Lindsey Edwards
Junior: Kyle Wilson Junior Winner

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