Outstanding Counselor and Her Outstanding Cause

Mrs. Faucette stands in Office C where high school students visit their counselor.

QHS Principal Dr. Howard Savage sent the email to his faculty and staff this morning. It read,

“Congratulations to Mrs. Faucette for being named Outstanding New Counselor of the Year for the Mississippi Counseling Association. This is a prestigious honor and we are so proud of her for the work that she does for our students and how she represents Panther Nation.”

Her colleagues smiled and nodded when they received the email. They thought of the deserving counselor who is now in her second year as such at Quitman High School. Career Tech Counselor Dana Mayo explains,

“Natalie was a wonderful classroom teacher. She, Mrs. King, and I worked on the same hall before becoming counselors. Many of the same qualities that made her a good teacher also make her a good counselor. She is organized and methodical and works really hard. She’s so smart, but also intuitive. The kids can feel her compassion for them. They know she’s on their side.”

Now Mrs. Faucette is hoping that Quitman School District students and people throughout Panther Nation will be on her side. This week has contained the launch of an upcoming event which is especially close to the counselor’s heart and hopes to raise at least $5,000 for the March of Dimes.

Photo from the March of Dimes' Facebook page showing a Mother and a child. It reads Healthy Moms. Strong Babies.

The Outstanding New Counselor of the Year for the Mississippi Counseling Association is urging everyone in Panther Nation to show up to Quitman High School by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday October 20th. She is confident that we will all take the time and make the commitment for HEALTHY MOMS and STRONG BABIES everywhere.

It’s easy. Only $10 or $11 ensures participants are registered for the first ever Panther Nation March of Dimes 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk. It also gets them a great t-shirt and helps to make sure that Mrs. Faucette’s goal of donating $5,000 from Panther Nation to such a worthy cause.

Order form for Panther Nation March of Dimes Fundraiser.

But, one must wonder, how will Mrs. Faucette collect $5,000 for the March of Dimes by registering participants and giving them a t-shirt for $10 to $11. She’s hoping that local businesses will want to sponsor for the race and have their name listed on the back of a shirt worn by Panthers everywhere.

A Panther Nation flyer explaining sponsorships for the March of Dimes fundraiser.


For everyone wanting to participate, registration forms can be found in the offices of all Quitman School District schools and local businesses.




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