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MaryBeth Cabauy


2022 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Recipient

“I remember watching him on stage at the school musicals, leading the students in the dance moves he had choreographed. Parents of peers actually used to say, ‘We don’t even care about seeing our kid on stage, we just want to watch Mike Taylor dance.’”

MaryBeth Cabauy’s most influential teacher was not one she encountered in a classroom, but in her home: her father. As a music teacher, pastor and soccer coach, Mike Taylor was at the center of a community that he loved, inspiring all those around him with his kindness, joy and sheer enthusiasm. Carrying on the family tradition of teaching, today MaryBeth wants to give back to the global community by helping impoverished girls around the world access education.

Here is MaryBeth's story about her father, the teacher who inspired her.



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