The Real Proud of Real Panthers program recognized seniors Megan Siever and Collin Shadox for their achievements in the school, community and extracurricular work. The Real Proud program is an annual student-recognition program hosted by the Cabot branch of the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage and the Cabot School District, starting with the football season and lasting through the basketball season.

On Sept. 21, before the Cabot Panthers faced off against North Little Rock High School, Steve Jackson, representative for the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage, presented the Real Proud awards to the two seniors.

Megan Siever

Megan Siever, the daughter of Lisa and Eric Siever, recently represented Cabot High School as an exchange student in Germany. Siever is also a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Mission Arkansas, and the Key Club, in which she is president. Siever is also a member of That Church in Sherwood where she sings in the youth group.

"Megan is an outstanding young woman," said Nicole True, a Cabot High School counselor. "She is involved in many extra-curricular activities and has maintained a strong GPA. Her positive attitude is evident to anyone she meets."

Siever has taken advanced placement courses in chemistry and Spanish. She said she plans on attending Arkansas State University at Beebe and the University of Central Arkansas to study chemistry. She said she hopes to one day be an optometrist.

Collin Shaddox

Collin Shaddox, the son of Doug and Jill Weir, is a member of the AP Society, the National Honor Society, the Japanese Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America and the Japanese Club. He has attended Governors School and has gone on two Ozark Mission Projects, along with working as a volunteer in St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans to help clean up a nursing home.

"Collin is an outstanding young man," CHS counselor Mandee Carmichael said. "His motivation has led to Collin’s academic accomplishments. However, Collin’s commitment to his community is extraordinary."

Collin has taken AP courses in U.S. history, world history, English, biology, physics, calculus and chemistry. He plans to attend Hendrix College in Conway and major in computer science.

In addition to presenting the two Real Proud students with commemorative plaques, Jackson also donated a check from the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage to the Cabot Panther Foundation for $200. The Bank of Little Rock Mortgage will be donating a check of $100 per student awarded at every Real Proud presentation.