Gustine Middle School
Grant began showing market lambs at the Merced County Fair as a 4th grader in Westside 4-H. He has also had market pigs, but this year he decided to try something new and purchased a market goat. Grant enjoyed learning about a new species and was looking forward to this year's Merced County Fair.
Grant got involved in Westside 4-H because his sister was a member and he was already helping with the livestock at home. In Westside 4-H, Grant is a member of the Sheep, Goat, and Swine projects, as well as serving as a Junior Leader for the Leadership Project, where he helps come up with ideas and set up the Leadership meetings. Grant has also attended LCORT and participated in numerous community service opportunities through 4-H. Grant is looking forward to joining Gustine FFA in the Fall.
Outside of 4-H, Grant also serves as the Gustine Middle School ASB President. As a 6th grader, he went to multiple school board meetings, advocating for a gym to be built on the middle school campus for PE classes and athletics to use. As a 7th grader, he was asked to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony, and in 8th grade he spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the gym opening. Grant isn't afraid to speak up for what he believes in.
Grant loves sports! He plays baseball, basketball, and runs track. In the Fall, he is hoping to join the Gustine High School football team as well! Grant is very busy, but always makes time for his livestock projects and he is passionate about the agriculture industry. Grant is disappointed that the Merced Fair was canceled, but is grateful for the opportunity to market his project through the virtual auction!