From the FIRST VISTA Management Team:

Congratulations to our VISTA of the Month winner for the month of September:  Alison Palmer!

Aside from the jealous stares of all her VISTA peers and the great honor of this prestigious award, Alison will also be receiving:

A certificate of achievement, and the warm adoration of the VISTA Management team here at HQ!

Congratulations Alison, you had a great nomination and it is clear that you deserved this honor.

Here’s what people are saying about her:


"It's hard to check just one category for Alison. She has already proven herself to be an outstanding team member and an incredible asset to FIRST programs in Virginia. In just a few short months, her work has increased FIRST Chesapeake's capacity to serve its teams and helped lay the foundation for future self-sustainability in under-resourced middle and high school teams in the City of Richmond.... Alison has introduced FTC to 3 Title One middle schools and has been working to sustain veteran FIRST programs in 2 Title One City high schools. Alison's incredible work ethic, maturity, and ability to offer creative solutions exemplify the tenets of FIRST. It is an honor to work with such a cheerful and smart young woman this season. We all know that she is destined for great things!"