Cabot High School seniors Glenn Hill, Casey Vaughan, Madelyn Gerald and Colton Tripp were recognized as Real Proud of Real Panthers students Friday night before the Cabot High Panthers’ varsity football game Oct. 30. 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.
Glenn Hill, the son of Ricky and Cynthia Hill, is active in the German Club, the National German Honor Society, and the AFJROTC, including the drill team. He has interned with Congressman Rick Crawford and has is a four time national champion trapshooter.
"Glenn is a very motivated young man with high morals and values," said Janet Walters, Cabot High School’s counselor. "He always gives 110 percent."
After graduating, Glenn plans to attend either the U.S. Naval Academy or Texas A&M University to study ocean engineering.
Casey Vaughan, the son of Sheila and Doug Vaughan, is a member of the Spanish Honor Society and the National Honor Society. He has been a member of both the baseball and cross-country teams.
"Casey is very active on and off campus," Walters said. "He has high standards for himself and a great personality."
Casey said he plans on attending the University of Arkansas to study athletic training.
Madelyn Gerald, the daughter of Marc and Traci Gerald, is a fourth-year cheerleader, serving as co-captain for two years and captain as one. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta and of the National and Spanish Honor Societies.
"Madelyn is a vivacious young lady who loves to cheer," said Janet Sumler, Cabot High School’s cheer coach. "She brings a high level of energy and a positive attitude to the varsity cheer squad."
After graduating, Madelyn plans to attend the University of Arkansas and study animal science.
Colton Tripp, son of Tim and Katherine Tripp, is the director of CHTV Sports, and is the Panther mascot. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was a Boy’s State Delegate.
"Colton is dependable, respectful, dedicated, and goes above and beyond what is required to an amazing sports director," said Chuck Massey, who teaches broadcasting.
After graduation, Colton plans to attend Arkansas State University and major in broadcast journalism.
All four 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 Panther Foundation Advisory committee member Mike Davis. 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.