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Student Spotlight: Presley Patterson, Class of 2027

Renie Deanda
At a very young age, FBCA Middle School Student, Presley Patterson, knew that she was passionate about singing.  There are not many memories from her childhood where she was not using the gift of song to share her joy.
“I have been singing since I could talk! My first song that I sang was “Roar,” by Katy Perry,” Patterson said. “I ran around the house singing it all the time!”

Last month, Presley won First Place at the Fort Bend County Fair Singing Competition in the 7-12 age group. She sang ‘Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood.  A veteran competitor, Presley has previously competed at the Sugar Land Junior Superstar, Needville County Fair, and various talent shows. She even recently sang the National Anthem at the 2021 FBCA Homecoming Football Game.  Always focused, Presley is looking forward to being in the Middle School Musical Theatre Production of Annie Jr.  Even though she loves all her FBCA teachers and classes, she loves the time after school to perfect her craft. 

“I love to be active, and Annie keeps me active,” Patterson said.  “Even when I don't have Annie, I love to finish my homework early so I can have some free time.”

Since becoming a part of the Eagle Family, Presley has felt welcomed and made impactful friendships at FBCA. She can see the love of Jesus shining through all her classmates and FBCA Faculty & Staff.  It has made a big impact on her studies and educational experience, and most importantly, her walk with Christ. 

The advice that Presley wants to share with the FBCA community is “to listen, respect and pay attention to your teachers. They are the key to a good education, as they are the ones that are actually teaching you the concept.”

Head of Middle School Melisa Carroll nominated Presley because she sees the positive impact that she has in the classroom and on the stage.

“Presley is a wonderful student and classmate.  I always see her lending a hand to a friend or a smile to a stranger,” Carroll said.  “In Matthew 5:15, the Bible talks about letting your light shine before others, so that they can see your good works and glorify God. This is the way Presley leads her life, and I could not be more proud of her and blessed that she is at FBCA.”  

Presley’s graduation goals are to attend Texas A&M, where she plans to study Business and Theatre.

“I want to give thanks to my family, friends, and teachers, for always being there for me and helping me grow,” Patterson said. 
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