Kaden Joseph Shepherd has been named the 2020 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Youth Citizenship Award recipient for Blue Ridge Elementary School. In addition to the DAR Award, Kaden earned the President’s Education Award, Principal’s Award, Perfect Attendance Award and Superintendent’s Award.
Kaden plays the trumpet in the elementary band, where he has performed several solos and played for the BRES Veteran’s Day Assembly. Kaden is a member of the Blue Ridge Challenge Club and Blue Ridge Jr Beta Club. Kaden placed first at the Virginia State Jr Beta Convention for science.
He studies Taekwondo at Rutter’s Martial Arts, and has advanced to the level of red belt. He competes in martial art tournaments and has won several awards for his Taekwondo forms, Bo routine, and point sparring.
He also competed and placed in the school level 4-H talent show as well as county level 4-H talent show this year.
Kaden is a member of Stuart United Methodist Church. He loves to read and study about history. He especially loves to read and study his Bible. Kaden Shepherd is the son of Chuck and Stacey Shepherd.