Collinsworth is named FFA Member of the Month
TINA L. SCOTT
Grace Collinsworth, a Sophomore at Merrill High School (MHS), has been named FFA Member of the Month for September 2021. Grace joined FFA last year “to learn more about agriculture and get involved in the community,” she said. “I have lived on a farm my entire life, and I’ve been raising animals ever since I was little. We raise pigs, beef, and chickens. I have taken two agriculture classes, Large Animal Science and Dairy Science. My agriculture classes showed me that FFA is for everyone and I wanted to learn more.” Over the summer, Grace helped at the Dairy Breakfast and the Rodeo. She participated in FFA meetings but said that due to COVID, there have been fewer opportunities to be active.
This year Grace also joined MHS Volleyball and is a middle hitter. In the past, she played softball as a right fielder. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting and fishing with her family, working on her truck, and working on the farm.
Grace is the daughter of Chad and Amy Collinsworth of Gleason. She has a 3.0 GPA and plans to attend UW-River Falls for Animal Science after graduation.