Hi, my name is Harleigh Thompson and I am seventeen years old, about to be eighteen in less than one month. I just graduated from Tulia High School in May. I completed high school in three years instead of four and it was a hard challenge to complete but I knew I could do it. I have lived in Tulia all my life with my grandparents Marilyn and Harvey Foster, my older sister Steleigh Thompson, three dogs, Gussi, Max, and Diesel, and four cats, Monster, Stripes, Charlie, and Miss. Kitty. I am going to start college this fall at Amarillo College and major in Criminal Justice and then transfer to WT in hope one day to be a Juvenile Probation Officer. I chose this career because I want to help kids and guide them down the right path. Growing up in Tulia was a great experience, I fell in love with living in a small town. In high school I was involved with student council, cheerleading, track where I completed in hurdles and a forensics team that made it to state. I was also very active in 4-H growing up, I’ve learned so many life lessons from it. Showing livestock was my favorite thing to do in 4-H, I only showed swine but I had always wanted to show steers and heifers because my family showed them when they were younger. I am very excited to experience the Ogallala Commons internship and to learn about the small businesses in my town and the wonderful people with them.