Texas A&M students recognized at National Block & Bridle Convention

TULSA – Several Texas A&M University animal science students were honored during the 96th National Block & Bridle Convention held in Tulsa, Okla. Oct. 15-17.


Left, Dr. David Forrest, Bridget O’Brien, Sierra Francis, Emily Von Edwins, Sydney O’Daniel, Katelyn Frank and Katie Story.

Kayley Wall was named the Outstanding Senior for 2014-2015. Wall received a bachelor’s degree in May 2015 and is now seeking a master’s degree in animal science at Texas A&M. During her time as an undergraduate, Wall served as president and vice president, and chaired and served on numerous committees as a member of Saddle & Sirloin. She was a member of Saddle & Sirloin all four years, earning the Outstanding Member Award her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years. In addition, Wall won second place Outstanding Junior at the National Block & Bridle Convention last year.

Emily Von Edwins, current president of the Saddle & Sirloin Club, won second place Outstanding Junior. Von Edwins has been involved with Saddle & Sirloin since her freshman year and has served as ag council representative and has chaired numerous committees and events.

In addition, Texas A&M received third in the yearbook competition; fifth in scrapbook; and fifth in chapter activities.

Dr. David Forrest, faculty advisor for the club, and students Katie Story, Sierra Francis, Bridget O’Brien, Emily Von Edwins, Katelyn Franck and Sydney O’Daniel attended the convention and enjoyed a weekend of industry education, networking and service experiences.


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at cacoufal@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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