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Youth Member of the Year

The AjPHA Youth Member of the Year must embody the spirit of community involvement, volunteer work, scholarship, and leadership as a well-rounded individual. This award does not require excellence in show ring competition, although the nominee can still be an active competitor.


  • To qualify, the nominee must currently be an AjPHA member and be 18 years old or younger as of January 1 of the applying year.
  • Individuals holding the positions of National AjPHA President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer cannot be nominated.
  • Nomination of an individual remains valid until either the nominee wins the award or surpasses the age limit.


The AjPHA Youth Member of the Year will receive a custom-designed belt buckle and a $1000 Scholarship.

2022-2023 Applications are closed. The winner will be announced in March!

Past Youth Member of Year Winners

2021-2022: Regan Stovall
2020-2021: Gabrielle Shultz
2019-2020: Sabine Lazo
2018-2019: Treylyn Hancock
2017-2018: Amanda Nelson
2016-2017: Madison Martin
2015-2016: Jacob Grinstead

QUESTIONS? Please contact APHA’s Director of Youth Activities at heichman@apha.com.