Whether in class or around the community, Kendall Cagle is focused on caring for others. The South Point High School student is aiming to become a special education teacher. It’s a career where she’ll be able to use her natural talents.
Cagle spends her days teaching, tutoring, and taking care of others. She is part of the Teacher Cadet program at South Point where her education classes include volunteering in a local elementary school. She also helps her teachers at South Point, serving as a tutor for students in the EC (exceptional children) classes.
At home, she helps care for her mom, who has health challenges, and when she has free time, she can be found volunteering with the residents at Holy Angels, the Belmont organization that serves children and adults with disabilities.
Cagle is also part of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Program at South Point and recently helped to raise $500 for Catherine’s House, a home for women and children who would otherwise be homeless. She said she joined the club to stand up for what she believes is important: “Helping people and community service.”
She has managed to balance her volunteer work with challenging classes and time with the school chorus where she earned a spot in the women’s chamber choir.
Cagle is planning to study special education at Appalachian State University where she has been accepted through the ACCESS program and also was awarded the Maude Carter Scholarship, which is given by retired Gaston County teachers.