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Charles Cade stands in the performing arts center named in his honor. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLES E. CADE Charles Cade stands in the performing arts center named in his honor. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLES E. CADE

By Chris Edwards
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HOUSTON – Charles E. Cade encourages young people to “never give up on your dreams.”

The career educator, who grew up in Hillister, is the namesake of the Charles E. Cade Performing Arts Center at Meyerland Performing Arts Middle School, which is part of the Houston Independent School District.

Having a nice venue for talented students to perform in many artistic disciplines was one of many goals Cade had as assistant principal of the school, which was formerly Johnston Performing Arts Middle School (renamed to Meyerland in 2016).

Cade said “it was definitely an honor and pleasure growing up in Hillister.” He attended middle school and high school at Scott High in Woodville, and was an all-around athlete for his entire high school career. He said he also received an excellent education, and his parents instilled the importance of a good education in him.

He said growing up as a member of the Church of Christ also helped him to become who he is today. “My greatest joy growing up in Hillister was being a member of the Hillister Church of Christ,” he said. 

Cade said he wants to encourage all young people to keep God in their lives and pursue higher education. He encouraged all area high school seniors to apply for the Cade and Whittie Academic/Athletic Scholarship, which will be awarded in June. 

Cade said that anyone who wishes to apply for the scholarship can contact their high school counselor.

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    Lucinda Jessica Cade · 8 months ago
     I am so proud that he continues to strive to do whatever is best for our young community. My daughters attended Johnston and performed many times in the beautiful  Charles E. Cade Performing Arts Center which Uncle Charles worked tirelessly to bring to life.You are truly amazing
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    Deborah Cade White · 8 months ago
    I am very proud of my brother ;this is one of may things that he has accomplished.Charles and Willie started the scholarship foundation years ago and even though his cousin is no lower with us he live on through the scholarships so sign as we honor him
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    Charles Cade · 8 months ago
    Awesome article for all boys and girls in Tyler County. Hope the high school seniors apply for the Cade and Whittie Scholarship.