The Homestretch
October 21, 2016

It is so crazy how in life you think you will always have the same old summer each year but this year was the best summer I have had! Working as an Ogallala Intern has helped me grow in ways I did not know I could grow. In my community I did not know we had such a lively youth. So many kids just wanting to get out of the house and find activities to do! I also never thought I could start my own community project that would start a reaction and start so many relationships! With this all the money put into my community project was given to Operation Christmas Child.

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Through my whole internship before I even knew it I started to learn all the Commonwealth Key Assets. I never knew that we had all of these in our little community. Along with learning all the key assets I have also learned having a better attitude and work ethic. Although, at times it was super hard to with some of the situations I was put against, there was always a way to get it done.

I gained so many personal relationships in this process of just trying to better my community. I learned that any act of kindness starts a chain reaction. So what I did was had a little garden in my backyard and would give the food to the community for people that couldn’t afford to have food. Because just ONE little act like that could start a chain of reactions, just one. This had to be my favorite part, was helping these people, not to look good, or to be praised, but the feeling that I can help people, and making their days just by giving them a basket of fruit is the best feeling.

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Lastly I had given three presentations for my harvesting ceremony, which once I got to the third one I was pretty calm and collected. Without this internship I would not have grown into the person I have become today, I hope to come back to this program one day, and smile at the interns coming in knowing and hoping they will grow into an amazing person as I have from this.

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