Cabot High School seniors Kirsten Cagle, Robert Perry and Joseph Evans were recognized as Real Proud of Real Panthers students Friday night before the Cabot High Panthers’ varsity football game against Jonesboro High School. The Real Proud program is coordinated by the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage and Cabot Panther Foundation and honors hard working students that excel in their classes, volunteer for their communities and participate in extracurricular activities.
Kirsten Cagle, the daughter of David and Heather Cagle, is active in theater, the debate team, the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. She has participated in both girl’s state and girl’s nation through the American Legion
"Kirsten is highly intelligent, very kind, highly motivated and a great representative of Cabot High School," said Jane Balgavy, Cabot High School’s Forensics teacher.
After graduating, Kirsten said she plans to attend the University of Arkansas to study political science and law.
Robert Perry, the son of Maria Blum, has been a member of the Forensics team for the past six years and currently serves as the student director. He has won the three-year service award for his work as a mentor for younger members of the team. He is also a director for the Cabot Classics Forensics team and debate tournament.
"Robert is smart, kind and has an exemplary work ethic," Balgavy said. "He is a valuable asset to the Forensics squad."
Robert said he plans on attending the University of Central Arkansas to study either science or history.
Joseph Evans, the son of Brandy Lewis, is the co-president of the student council and a member of the chess club, the homecoming committee and Skills USA, in which he has won statewide awards for dental assisting.
"Joseph is extremely dedicated and hardworking," said Shannon Southard, Cabot High School’s media specialist. "He is the student who is always quietly working behind the scenes to ensure that everything gets done, all the while he never expects praise or recognition."
After graduating, Joseph said he plans to go to Lyons College to study biology.
All three students were recognized on the field in front of the game’s audience and were handed commemorative plaques by Steve Jackson, representative of the Cabot branch of the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage.
Following the awards, Jackson also donated a check of $400 to the Cabot Panther Foundation, which was received by foundation member Mike Verkler. This is a part of more than $3,000 the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage will be donating to help the Cabot Panther Foundation raise money for student scholarships.