Nathan Budde

About Me

Nathan Budde is a senior at Altamont High School. He is the co-captain of the varsity scholar bowl team and is a member of the National Honor Society and the pep club. Outside of school, he works at Niemerg’s Steak House and S&W Supermarket.  He has also been the treasurer for his church’s LYF for the last four years. In his free time, he enjoys being outside, bowling, and all things basketball. After high school, he plans on attending college and going into the medical field.

“I am very blessed to be a part of this CEO class. I can’t wait to visit more of the businesses around Effingham County and see how they conduct themselves so that I can learn to be a more successful individual.”

About My Business

Nathan Budde has taken his passion for candles and his dislike of paying for candles and created Heaven Scent, a business purely built on the ideas of a quality, affordable candle. Initially featuring 10 different scents, many more will be available for order in the future. Learn more about Heaven Scent by emailing Nathan at He plans on attending Lake Land College in the fall before transferring to a 4-year university studying Health Science.