Samantha is the 16-year-old daughter of Don and Tracy Collins. She has one sister, Courtney, and one brother, James. The family lives in Otis, where she is currently a high school sophomore.
When asked why she tried out for Queen, she said, “I wanted to be able to be a good role model for the younger kids and I love horses and everything to do with fair.”
As Queen, some of her duties will include attending other fairs she gets invited to, and then hosting other Queens during the ECR. She said she will go to several different events throughout the state and learn different ways of how other Queens do things. At this year’s fair, she will be walking around and helping with as much as possible.
She will be attending a Miss Rodeo Colorado clinic in April and will attend several more through the year. Collins is actively involved with Angels for Life on the Plains. It is an organization that helps cancer patients with costs and transportation in our county. She is also a member of the Otis FFA chapter. In any spare time, she loves to ride horses, spend time with her family and likes to go to barrel races and compete.
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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