Four students honored with Real Proud awards

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Submitted photo Cabot Panther Foundation president Sarah Owen stands with Real Proud students Garrett Rowe, Autumn Romines, Kimberly “CoCo” Calhoon and Rebeka Guttery and Bank of Little Rock Mortgage representative Steve Jackson.

Cabot High School and Bank of Little Rock Mortgage recognized four more students during Friday night’s Real Proud of Real Panthers presentation on Jan. 31 before Cabot’s varsity home basketball game. The Real Proud program honors students who work hard and maintain strong grades while staying active in extracurricular activities and in their communities.

The four students recognized were Garrett Rowe, Kimberly Calhoon, Rebeka Guttery, and Autumn Romines. Steve Jackson, a representative of the Cabot branch of Bank of Little Rock Mortgage, gave each student a commemorative plaque during the Real Proud presentation in honor of his or her achievements.

Garrett Rowe, the son of Mark and Kim Rowe, has been a part of Junior High North’s basketball program for three years. He is in the Honors Society and participates in youth group community projects.

“Garret is an outstanding leader on the court and is very dedicated to becoming the best player he can be,” Coach Keith Watkins said. “He is a great role model for his peers and excels in the classroom.”

After graduating high school, Rowe plans to attend college and study landscape architecture.

Kimberly “CoCo” Calhoon, the daughter of Brian and Renee Calhoon, plays for the softball and basketball team at Junior High North and assists with church community projects. She is part of Honor Society and has a 4.0 GPA.

“CoCo is truly a team player,” Coach Maggie Cope said. “In addition to being the leading scorer, she is a very supportive leader for her teammates. She is a positive role model in the classroom and highly thought of by her peers.”

Following graduation, Calhoon hopes to attend the University of Arkansas to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology.

Rebeka Guttery, the daughter of Lisa Churchill and John Guttery, is a freshman from Cabot Junior High South. She is a member of FBLA, INK Club, and Student Council. She has volunteered in Can Soup Drive, Cereal Drive, and Page for State Senate.

“Rebeka is very involved in school activities and community activities,” counselor Jennifer Bates said. “She is a positive leader in all she does. My INK Club really depends on her leadership.”

Following high school, Guttery hopes to attend Arkansas State University at Beebe to study music, English, and sign language.

Autumn Romines, the daughter of Robbie and Bambi Romines, is also from Cabot Junior High South. She is a member of Forensics, Dance Team, and Builders Club. Over the summer, she was a CAPAA-Intern, where she helped over 100 kids and performed at Disney. She has accolades in jazz, tap, ballet, and lyrical. She has performed in productions such as “Welcome to Wonderland,” “Willy Wonka,” and “Dreamers.”

After the students were awarded with their Real Proud plaques, Jackson also presented a check of $400 to the Cabot Panther Foundation, which was accepted by the foundation’s president, Sarah Owen. At every Real Proud of Real Panthers presentation, the Cabot branch of Bank of Little Rock Mortgage will contribute $100 per student recognized.

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