More than 40 years after his death, Dave Cannada’s words are still inspiring students — past and present — at Murrah High School
An indelible impact
Published: November 6,2011
About two years ago Murrah High School graduate and management consultant Rod Taylor found himself back in Jackson with some time to kill. He was in the neighborhood of the high school which he attended until 1968, and thought he’d stop by for a visit. After walking through unfamiliar metal detectors and being greeted by police officers, Taylor made his way down the hall to the principal’s office where the picture of his late friend, Dave Cannada, still hung on the wall.
Taylor introduced himself to principal Dr. Freddrick Murray and told him about Cannada, who had been diagnosed with terminal leukemia his junior year. He was student body president, valedictorian and a great athlete, but, most importantly, Taylor said, an inspirational spiritual leader.
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