Her proud parents are Don and Tracy Collins. Samantha is the youngest of three, she has a sister Courtney, brother James also a brother in law Tristan. All three graduated from Otis High School, and this is where Samantha goes to school. Samantha is also an aunt to her nephew, Kaycen. Samantha or Sam for short; also has two sets of grandparents that support her beyond measures. Dan and Mary Collins and Lyle and Linda Dinsmore. Samantha, as a small child, was nothing short of a happy, energetic girl with sandy blond curly hair. She is and will always fit the quote of "Daddy's little girl."
Samantha became involved in 4H when she was five years old, as a clover bud; although she had been around 4H since she was 1 year old with her sister and brother being active members in the Yuma County 4H program. Samantha recieved her 4H 10 year member award in Yuma County, and her one year award in Washington County. During her stent in 4H she participated in a number of areas. She was a 4H club reporter, and participated in cake decorating, veterinary science, bucket calf, rabbit, poultry, sheep, market goat, dairy goat, and horse. Currently, Samantha is an FFA member and plans to continue with FFA through high school.
While Sam was an active part of 4H, she also had numerous volunteer hours. She was/is still an active member of Angel's for Life, a cancer organization for Yuma and Washington county residents. Sam also volunteered for Ride for Autism, the American Cancer Society, the Yuma Living Center, Turn N' Burn for a Cure, and Hospice of the Plains. Sam is an active member of The Freedom Fellowship Church in Yuma. Sam is always eager to help out when and wherever she is needed. Sam has always had animals in her life, and takes pride in her three horses; Zan, Levi and Lynx. She spends numerous hours a week feeding, riding, training and caring for her horses.
As Samantha looks forward to her 2021 Queen reign, you will see her actively helping the extension office in any duty they see fit, volunteering her time to the horse superintendents, continuing her volunteer activities to help cancer patients, and participating in local rodeo's in the speed events, especially Barrel Racing, which is her favorite. After high school Samantha hopes to pursue a career in Equine/Veterinary medicine along with competative barrel racing. Her love for animals is one of her greatest qualities.
Samantha wants everyone to stay tuned for upcoming queen meet and greets, clinics, parades, and local activities! You can follow us on our Facebook page, Eastern Colorado Roundup Royalty.
If you are interested in being an Eastern Colorado Roundup Queen candidate, Please download and fill out the PDF files listed below. Please return applications to:
Eastern Colorado Roundup Board
Attn: Chrissy Young
133 Birch Ave.
Akron, C). 80720
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