Cabel Jarrett – North Carolina Interview by Larissa Chelius Nomination and Photography by TAP Photography Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Cabel Jarrett, age 16, is beyond the shadow of a doubt an awe-inspiring teenager. Being the youngest of his class, he pursues excellence inside and outside of the classroom. Although his top 5 class rank is impressive, it barely touches the reason he is inspiring. Cabel’s passion is teaching others through hands on activities. He spends his time teaching public speaking classes, swim training, and ski instruction lessons.
How did you become the great leader you are today? I have gained my leadership qualities through my experiences. Being able to meet new people and get out of my comfort zone has created the leader I am today.
Tell us about being the FBLA western region Vice President, and what that title brings. I was elected for the position over a year ago and it has had a huge impact in my life so far. Basically, I was elected to help lead a national organization that prepares young adults to enter business related fields in their future. My specialty was public speaking; therefore, I got the chance to travel around the country learning/teaching others how to excel at public speaking in real life scenarios.
What has instructing swim and ski lessons contributed to your life over time? Instructing lessons for swimming and skiing has ultimately led to me becoming more personable. It has even brought me a new passion; kids! I realized that I love to teach others, so I would like to incorporate those new passions into my life.
What opportunities have you been given by being in the top 5 class rank? I am immensely rewarded by the mental acknowledgment of my effort. I love knowing that I have taken every opportunity possible to succeed. As a player in Cougar football as the tackle position what are your expectations of time, and how do you make excess time for your other activities? Playing football is very demanding to the respects of your personal time. The sport requires loads of effort and commitment. However, that never means you do not have time for other activities. One simply must be interested in something in order to participate. I have missed very few opportunities because I play football.
How do you keep yourself organized with everything you have on your plate? I honestly have a photographic memory, so I don’t really write anything down. I am probably the worst person to ask this question to.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be where you are today? Focus only on the future: it never hurts to dream big.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years/what are your plans for the future? Graduating from college and considering applying for a doctorate program.
What about you inspires others/why do you think you are inspiring? Probably the fact that I am very outgoing.
Who do you find inspiring? Young men and women who serve in the military.
Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? Playing the piano!
Pizza or Tacos? Soda or Water? Cats or Dogs? Both, Sweet tea, and I am not an animal person.
3 Things on your bucket list 1- Travel the world 2- Have a huge family of my own 3- Go skiing in the Swiss Alpes
Cabel will be featured in Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!