Hello, my name is Abby Schmucker, and I am from Nazareth, Texas. My parents were both raised in Nazareth, and although I actually lived near Amarillo for a few years, I have spent the majority of my life in the little town of Nazareth. I have always been a very competitive person, and that has been a main factor of my participation in school activities and sports. Basketball has always been my favorite sport, as I have been playing devotedly since 4th grade. My love for it has only grown over the past few years and I had the opportunity as a sophomore to play for the state champion team in 2014-2015. In addition to basketball, I also participate in cross country and track, and I advanced to state in both this year. While there are definitely times that I do not enjoy running, they are both sports that I love to compete in. Although I devout much of my time to extracurricular activities, school is my top priority. I currently hold the highest GPA in my class and hope to graduate as valedictorian. As of right now, I plan to attend Texas Tech University, but I still have two years to decide as I am not certain what career path I will be choosing. I have found myself interested in business and industry, and I definitely think that my internship through Ogallala Commons under Darryl Birkenfeld will provide me with a basic foundation of work experience and important skills that will benefit me later in life.