George A. Kahdy is a resident of Chapel Hill and is another example of a local veteran who came to live here and helped make our town and state a better place to live. In his case, he included a number of first’s in North Carolina education history.
The Raleigh News and Observer reported on July 5th, 2012, that George Kahdy, age 90, returned to the air for his first flight in a World War II era aircraft. He was airborne in a Texan AT-6 aircraft, just like the ones he flew as an Airmy Air Corps instructor. He had not been up in the air in one since 1946–66 years ago! Read story
He came back to North Carolina after the war and attended Wake Forest University where he graduated in 1951. He taught at Broughton High School in Raleigh, was in school administration, and then became a principal in an elementary school, followed by serving as principal of Morson High School. He was the founding principal of Enloe High School. In 1962, Enloe High was the first high school in North Carolina to enroll minority students without quotas.
Other notable accomplishments included helping to the N.C. School of Science and Matematics and service as Executive Director, N.C. Business Commitee on Education.