Natalie Belga, senior at Luella High School, is the January honoree, and Chick-fil-A is the employer for February’s Work-Based Learning Student of the Month.
While Chick-fil-A, may be the home of the original chicken sandwich, it may also lay claim to the home of Work-Based Learning Students of the Month, employing several Henry County students who have been bestowed the honor.
The soon-to-be graduate exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding student according to Work-Based Learning Instructor Sandra Braswell.
“Natalie is very responsible and dependable,” said Braswell, “and she demonstrates these qualities through being an excellent Work-Based Learning student, as well as an excellent employee on the job site.”
Students exploring the idea of joining the Work-Based Learning program know a little about what to expect when they sign up, often learning so much more as they embrace the opportunity and the lessons applicable to life beyond high school.
Tracy Fleming owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A at Lovejoy Station shares a great excitement when discussing Belga.
“Natalie is a self-starter and is self-motivated,” shared Fleming. “She has a great work ethic.”
Of notable accomplishments for Belga, she was one of three Chick-fil-A employees from a group of 40 to be selected to work at the Chick-fil-A Bowl, on New Year’s Eve in 2012. She was the only non-leadership/management worker to be selected. Part of that experience also brought the chance to meet the company founder, S. Truett Cathy.
Belga’s consistently responsible, conscientious approach to her work, her ability to work well with others, and diligence in putting maximum effort into her position has made her a great asset.
Her future aspirations include, attending the University of Georgia, and preparing for a career in a medical profession.
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