Junior Nationals is sadly over now, but what an experience! We hope that all who attended had the time of their lives. Us interns really enjoyed working one on one with junior members and helping coordinate all the activities throughout the week. Here is just a recap of what we loved the most about getting involved at Junior Nationals!
A few of my favorite parts of Jr. Nationals includes learning that I could have a career in broadcasting, I hope everyone enjoyed the daily morning announcements and the entertainment during the fitting competition. I also had a blast running the ASA Snapchat account, I hope I made you all laugh! Lastly, it was awesome finally putting faces to all the names I knew from being the registrations intern and seeing everyone’s entries. Thanks for a great NJSS this year, good luck to everyone next year!
I grew showing in a really small Junior Association, the South Devon Junior Nationals only has about 30 juniors attend the annual show and youth conference. I consider this group of people my second family. So, going into NJSS I was expecting a big show with a lot of people, but I was happily surprised that a Junior Nationals of this size still had the “family” feel and everyone had each other’s back. It was great to see the amount of involvement in all the contests and competitions. This was really a great experience and I am so happy I was a part of it!
I am the Youth Activities intern so it was really fun to help out with all the contests. I enjoyed being “behind the scenes” an organizing all the judge’s packets and PowerPoints for the awards ceremony. The Mentor Apprentice program was great to help coordinate and watch the mentor and apprentice work together to accomplish their tasks.