Hi, my name is Shalee Billings. I am 15 years old and will be a sophomore in the fall at Campo High School. I’m involved in 4-H, Friends of Rachel Club, Church Youth Group, and Student Council. I am from Campo, Colorado, a small town with less than one hundred residents. People are blown away by how small our little community is. I love how everyone is so supportive and amazing.
My family is most important to me. They are my number one supporters and are behind me for anything. I am the oldest of three children and I have two younger brothers. My parents were both raised in Campo and attended school here. We lived in Liberal, KS for a few years but were very excited to move back to Campo.
Some of my favorite things to do consists of coming up with ideas and trying to pursue those visions. One of the ways I’ve been able to explore different possibilities and opportunities is through entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship fairs have given me a lot of experience and have helped me connect with different organizations along with Ogallala Commons. It has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of amazing people.
Another thing I enjoy is making and creating different things. One thing I like to do is photography. I enjoy taking photos of nature and our community. Crafting is a hobby that I also like and I am always looking for new projects to try.In the summer I am really busy between working with my 4-H lambs, spending time with family, riding 4-wheelers,and giving manicures to the ladies in my community. My summer concludes with the county fair and showing my lambs.
I am very involved with activities in and around my community. During the summers, I participate in the Campo clean up day by doing whatever I can to help clean up our community. I help with the planning of Campo Days and do various jobs on that day as needed. On Memorial Day I put up flags at the Campo Cemetery for the veterans of our community and I also help with the clean up of the cemetery when it is needed.
This is my second year as an intern and Ogallala Commons has helped me become more confident by helping me step outside of my comfort zone. I enjoy being more involved in my school and community since my internship last summer. While working with Ogallala Commons, I have had to get up and speak in front of people and that is something that I never thought I would do much of. I am much more comfortable in front of a crowd than I used to be and I can thank this opportunity for that.
My plans for this summer include helping to start a business incubator in our town. My goal is to help our community grow by making more jobs available. I’m really looking forward to my internship this summer and completing my goals. I plan on moving back here after I graduate college and hopefully will own my own business.
Check back for updates in my blog. Here’s to a great summer!!!
I am presenting what I’m going to do for my internship this summer.