Some of the highlights of the evening include:
- The Bronze and Silver Awards are the first two levels of the National Junior Angus Association Recognition Program. Juniors must apply for the awards and then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving them.
- The North Carolina Angus Association (NCAA) was recognized as a Lifetime Angus Platinum Benefactor through the Angus Foundation, a level earned through the support of the DeEtta Wood Memorial Endowment to benefit Angus youth.
- The North Carolina board of directors — Senior and Junior divisions — were chosen and there was an inductee into the NCAA Hall of Fame.