Sophomore Natalie Kilgore, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Kilgore, joined the ranks of Tabernacle Christian School in 2009. She is a member of the National Beta Club and enjoys being actively involved on our Bible Quiz Bowl team. Natalie’s favorite subject is English, and her favorite sport is volleyball. She has played with our Lady Rams for the past three seasons. In addition, she is active in the youth group of Midway Baptist Church where she and her family are members.
For the past year, Natalie has served her community as a member of the City of Monroe Youth Council. This council operates under the direction and guidance of the Monroe City Council. The Youth Council, under the leadership of Mr. Pete Hovanec and Mrs. Hope Tanner, consists of exemplary high school students and works to promote positive youth involvement in our city. It encourages students to learn more about and participate in local matters of government. As a member in good standing, Natalie attends regular council meetings and helps with many rewarding service projects, fund raisers, and social events in and around Monroe. This school year Natalie has served as a volunteer at each of the following activities: the Beach, Blues and BBQ festival held downtown, trash clean-up and beautification near the police department, the Taste of Union fundraiser which benefits Operation Reach Out, the Warriors and Warbirds Airshow, the downtown Christmas tree lighting, and the Bridging the Gap dinner at the Monroe Country Club.
Natalie and other select youth council members have twice attended the National League of Cities Conference, held last November in Seattle, Washington, and this March in Washington, D.C. While at these conferences, she and fellow members attend sessions and seminars with other youth council delegates from around the country and learn about and discuss topics and issues pertinent to our city and its government. Each youth council member comes prepared to participate and represent the city of Monroe with professionalism and dignity. This conference has been a wonderful chance for Natalie to meet new people, travel to different places, and experience great and exciting opportunities.
We at TCS are proud of Natalie, and look forward to hearing about the exciting opportunities in her future.