George Pullen Community Award
Armuchee senior is George Pullen Community Leadership Award winner
Posted on 01/22/2016
Fatima Waseem, a senior at Armuchee High School, was named the George Pullen Community Leadership Award winner by the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.  The award is presented each year to one adult and one youth in the community.  The award was announced at the groups 2016 Annual Meeting this week.

Waseem has been a member of the Floyd Youth Action Team for three-years.  The Youth Action Team is comprised of approximately 20 high school students from all county and city high schools and is sponsored by Northwest Georgia Public Health.  The Youth Action Team addresses  issues that are teen related and plans projects and campaigns around those issues to raise awareness and educate their peers.  Some of the issues that they recently addressed are substance abuse prevention, teen dating violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, STD prevention  and children’s mental health awareness.  

Waseem has served as a Team Leader for the Floyd Youth Action Team for two-years and currently is the vice president.  In the announcement presenting the award, she was lauded for "providing a wonderful example of effective leadership."  Commission board member Christa Gilmore stated, "Fatima has a genuine ability to connect with her teammates and she really shines when working with younger youth."

In addition to her work with the Youth Action Team, Waseem excels academically and is a member of the Armuchee High Key Club and National Honor Society.  She has been accepted to enroll at Emory University where she plans to enroll in the fall.  Following graduation from college, Waseem plans to pursue a career in the medical field.