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EnloeNow: Kahdy Day of Kindness

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On this Friday, October 6th, Enloe students are encouraged to wear yellow to honor Enloe’s first-ever principal, George Kahdy. 

 

After serving as a fighter pilot during World War 2, Kahdy returned to school to get his undergraduate education and his superintendent certification from Wake Forest and Duke Universities, respectively. After his period as Enloe’s first principal, he served as Assistant Superintendent of Raleigh Schools and eventually became the State Director of Special Education. 

 

A former student, Kelli Barham (class of 1968), had the idea to start a scholarship in Kahdy’s honor. Speaking to the North Carolina Community Foundation, Barham said they wanted to honor his impact on education in North Carolina and his work advising two North Carolina governors. The “George A. Kahdy Enloe High School Alumni Scholarship” has awarded over $100,000 since its inception.  

 

Unfortunately, Kahdy passed away this September. Students can honor his legacy by wearing yellow this Friday, which would have been his 102nd birthday. Student council and Enloe Key Club hope to honor his legacy by “wearing yellow, participating in different activities, and cultivating kindness.” 

 

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Akshat Yadav, Enloe Now Editor
(He/him) Akshat is a senior here at Enloe. He is excited to return for his third year on the staff to work on the Eagle's Eye's newest (and best) section, Enloe Now. Outside of newspaper, you can either find him reading the New York Times' Politics Section (the second best section), trying new forms of chicken rice, or at RDU airport plane spotting.
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