Who is Kyle?
As a kindergartner, Kyle’s Forest Creek Elementary teacher identified him as a child in need of Special Education. In the years that followed, he received continual support in the areas of speech, written expression, and thought processing/reasoning skills, with an emphasis to improve his ability to learn. In middle school, at Ridgeview, he found his talent and passion for life; Music.
Kyle was a prolific and talented member of the Round Rock Fine Arts Academy. He was the Cedar Ridge Band President and John Philip Sousa Award winner for leadership and musical excellence. Kyle became an Eagle scout, and at graduation had more than 100 hours of community service.
Upon graduation, Kyle continued a fine arts education at Texas State University. As a freshman Kyle performed with the top organization, the Wind Symphony, as well as the Bobcat Marching Band, Tuba Studio, Brass Choirs, and Pit Orchestras. He was an active member of Phi Mu Alpha music service fraternity. He often sang for charity event with the Men’s Glee Club (Symphonia). Kyle was always interested in theater and found ways to demonstrate that acting is fun during his Boy Scout camp outs and volunteer projects, in addition to high school and college skits. Kyle’s enthusiasm for life touched everyone around him.
Kyle’s dream was to become a Middle School or High School Band Director. When Kyle was a 20 year old Texas State student, he tragically lost his life due to a medical condition which caused a fatal seizure.
Kyle’s legacy can best be summed up in the testimonial of a musician Kyle helped: Wahjaifran: “I’m always going to remember all you did you help others be better. You didn’t have to stay after school and help me with breathing techniques but you did. You didn’t have to talk to me at work about all the dumb nerdy band and superhero stuff, but you did. I’m not going to act like I was one of your best friends in the world, but you made a massive impact on my life, one way or the other. Here’s to one of the best leaders I ever had.”
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