My name is Irelyn Elder; I’m 15 and will be a sophomore at Greeley County High School. I have grown up in Tribune Kansas, and I love being a small town girl. As a freshman, I was on the 1A state champion cross-country team, and also got fifth at state track with my 4×800 team. I also play basketball, and really enjoy being the high school football and wrestling manager. One of my favorite things to do is watch Denver Bronco football with my dad on Sundays. I fell in love with the sport in 2010 when I went to my first game and watched Quarterback Tim Tebow play. Ever since then, I have wanted to either become a sports broadcaster for ESPN, or become the first female NFL coach. I am interning for Christy Hopkins at the community development office here in Tribune. As the summer goes on, we are going to really figure out some of the things I will be doing. Some of the things we have in mind right now are the farmers market, helping work the Tribune Star Theater, and maybe helping out a little at fair time. From this experience, I would really like to get out of my comfort zone, and talk to and meet new people. I’m also hoping that this will help me grow as an individual and get to know and learn about the community as a whole. This opportunity is really going to help me to realize and appreciate everything it takes to keep our little town together.