By: Mrs. Karen Mason, Administrative Assistant to the Major Gifts Officer
It didn’t take long for Chloe Mugler to fall in love with CHC. It was the first few minutes of her first day when she knew she “was going to love this place” after walking into Mrs. Cake’s advisory in Sixth Grade when she “was truly welcomed with open arms.” And not much has changed in the last seven years; she exudes love and positivity in all things Cape Henry. Talk to anyone who has had the pleasure of spending time with her on campus and you’ll hear the same thing.
It’s been a while since Chloe Mugler was in my Middle School class but the memory of her unbridled energy and enthusiasm is as fresh as if it were yesterday. She literally bounced in every day and had a kind word for everyone in the room. To this day, she goes out of her way to say hello. Another of her Middle School teachers, Mrs. Kathleen Sharp, echoes the same sentiment; “with a smile that radiates warmth and positivity, and a genuinely giving heart, Chloe is one who never fails to say an excited ‘Hello!’ each and every time we see each other in the halls of Cape Henry ... and she follows that greeting with equally excited ‘How ARE you?’ each and every time. Sure, some students and adults will ask that question but never break pace to hear your answer.” Ms. Mobley-Burke, who calls Chloe “Ms. M.”, says she is an incredibly kind and sweet young lady who has continued a close relationship with her even though it’s been two years since they have been in the same classroom together. She is confident that “Ms. M.” is ready to take on the world. Athletic Director Jeanne Short couldn’t say enough about her athletic successes as a multi-sport athlete but she also said that Chloe will be remembered for being a player her teammates could lean on. Short will miss her “confident, positive swagger on the field hockey and soccer pitch.”
A sense of community and academic confidence are what Chloe says she will take with her when she leaves us in June after seven years as a Dolphin. Cape Henry taught her how to make her mark in the community, and to always lead with integrity, truth, and respect for everyone regardless of their different backgrounds and views.
Chloe has chosen to attend the University of Alabama in the Fall. After stepping onto the campus she knew if was the school for her. She fell in love with everything about the University; she loved the southern charm and how welcoming everyone was. While she’ll miss everyone, she knows that she will always be a member of the CHC community and will continue to stay in touch. Those of us left behind are counting on that Chloe!
The old adage of you get what you give is certainly true with Chloe. She saw Cape Henry as a school that gave her all that she needed. Those of us who have had the pleasure of knowing and teaching Chloe know that she turned that around and gave it right back. Whether she’s remembered as one of Cape Henry and Hampton Roads absolute best athletes, or as a supportive teammate and classmate, it's the love that she brings to it all that we will always remember when we think about sweet Chloe. UA is one lucky school. I for one, can’t wait to see what she makes of her 4 years at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!