Natalie Pattison, an eighth-grade student at Walker Middle School, was chosen as the Georgia FBLA middle-level member of the month for September. The award is given to one Georgia student per month.
Natalie is the president of Walker Middle School FBLA. To be eligible for member of the month, Natalie had to submit a resume highlighting her promotion of FBLA, leadership development skills, participation in national and state projects, conferences and competitive events, community service and academic success. She also had to fill out a questionnaire and complete a middle-level achievement program. In addition, she had to get a letter of recommendation from her adviser, Amanda Sikes.
Natalie has been active in FBLA for the past two years. Since joining FBLA, she has placed first in proofreading and editing at the regional level and 12th at the state level. She also placed third in business concepts at the regional level and ninth at the state level. She has attended region, state and national conferences.
In addition to FBLA, Natalie participates in Junior Beta Club, where she serves as the vice president. She also plays on the Walker Middle softball team.
In her recommendation letter, Sikes wrote the following: “Natalie goes out of her way to help others and does not ask for anything in return. In my opinion, she deserves to be chosen as the Georgia FBLA member of the month and so much more!”
Natalie will receive a certificate of recognition, a member-of-the-month pin, a special ribbon at the Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, and she will be recognized on the Georgia FBLA website. Walker Middle School officials said they are very proud of Natalie and all of her accomplishments.