Save the Date - Commonwealth Convention - June 14-16, 2023 - Dodge City, KS - More details coming soon!

By: Ellie Kleve

Hi, my name is Ellie Kleve. I live in Holyoke, Colorado and I am 14 years old. I am the oldest of 7 kids (2 sisters and 4 brothers). I will be starting my Freshman year of high school. I enjoy keeping busy. I participate in many different sports including volleyball, basketball, track, and swim team. I am the vice-president of my 4-H group and I plan on making a pair of overalls to show at the fair this year. I have a passion for music. I know how to play four instruments. My favorite instrument has to be the piano. I also participated in the school play and musical.

I really love reading books. My favorite genres are fantasy and mysteries. I became interested in doing an OC internship after taking a test in my business class. It showed me jobs that my personality would be best suited for. The most intriguing option was physical therapy. I wanted to see is this would be something I would want to do for my career. And when I heard that the local hospital had an internship available for physical therapy. I didn’t get the internship, but Melissa Memorial Hospital offered me an opportunity to work in multiple areas of the hospital. I am looking forward to learning more about the different areas of MMH… especially physical therapy. I am grateful for the early opportunity to experience something I could potentially do for the rest of my life. The next few weeks will be very educational and I look forward to finding an area of interest for my future.