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Best & Brightest finalist: Tabatha M. Bowles, Westside High School

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Concert band, orchestra, marching band, drum major, National Honor Society, executive council, student council, swim team, college advisory board, Beta Club

Tabatha M. Bowles

AWARDS AND HONORS: Most Valuable Woodwind (band); John Philip Sousa Award; Most Dedicated Leadership Award; orchestra awards (most valuable, most improved, most dedicated); Miss Westside Pageant (freshman and sophomore); Senior Leadership; People’s Choice: Academic Decathlon; Future Problem Solving

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: St. Mary’s Sunday School volunteer, church volunteer at Lewis Memorial, summer camp volunteer

COLLEGE/CAREER: Attend Georgia College and State University to pursue a degree in music therapy

OF NOTE: Tabatha enjoys working with special-education children and spending time with her family.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “(Tabatha) volunteers whenever I need help and even keeps me on my toes about planning club events. I can tell that she truly cares about school and community by her actions. This young lady has so many impressive qualities that I know that Westside will be at a loss next year without her.” – Briane Davis, Westside High college adviser

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