I have lived in Boaz all of my life. There is not much of my small town. During the last few years I have seen many stores shutdown. I have attended Boaz high school. The high school in our town is slowly transitioning into an academy system. When I was a senior I got to take part in the health science internship program. The program allowed me to be an intern at our local hospital. I also participated in cheerleading and softball. While I cheered my team won three state and regional competitions. We also placed fifth at the national high school cheerleading competition. I now attend Snead State Community, a college in Boaz.I was also given the opportunity to cheer at Snead State. I would like to see more happening in my town. We have a great place for a shop center. It actually once was filled with stores and people from all over shopped it. If we could get that going again, our town would be booming. My town may be small, but it is home.