I’m Shaelynn Wood and I’m from a little town in Colorado called Campo.
I have lived here since second grade and before I had moved from place to place (Lubbock TX, Colorado Springs CO, Beaver OK) I stay in Campo with my grandmother because of the amazing school here, while my parents live 30 miles away in Boise City, OK. In that case, I am back and forth from both places. Before my grandfather had passed, I would always help him out at the ranch, working cattle and doing all of that livestock stuff. It taught me to be responsible and had built my work ethic. Right now, I am going into my senior year in high school. I currently am a certified nurse aid at the Long Term Care Center in Springfield CO (20 miles from Campo). I participate in volleyball, basketball, and track, and am very successful in each sport.
Sports have also taught me a lot in life and how to be respectful and hard working. Other than sports, I enjoy singing and playing guitar. In the future, plan on attending WTAMU in Canyon and go into nursing and hopefully play either volleyball or basketball while attending school there. After receiving my nursing degree, I plan on going on further to be a nurse practitioner and then returning back to, most likely, the OK panhandle to practice my skills at the hospital there. I really want to return to the rural areas because there is so much community support and I want my future children to have to opportunities and adventures here as I did. This internship will help me build the skills to do the most that I can for my community, now and for the future, for that these small communities are getting smaller and are slowly dying.