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Concord mourns beloved educator Kendall Bost after fatal crash

Tragic car accident claims life of Concord Middle School teacher

In a tragic turn of events, the Concord community has been left mourning the untimely demise of Kendall Bost, a valued educator at Concord Middle School. The unfortunate incident transpired over the weekend, resulting in a fatal vehicle collision that claimed Bost’s life. The news of his death has resonated deeply with those who knew him, sparking an outpouring of tributes and condolences.

In the wake of this heartbreaking loss, a GoFundMe campaign was initiated by Lindsey Swanger, aiming to support Bost’s family during this challenging time. The campaign sought to alleviate the financial burden associated with funeral costs, a sentiment echoed in the heartfelt message accompanying the fundraiser. The overwhelming response from the community has seen contributions surpass the initial target of £4,000, amassing in excess of £5,000, a testament to the high regard in which Bost was held.

Concord Middle School formally acknowledged the loss of Kendall Bost, extolling his virtues in a press statement. The school reflected on his profound impact, highlighting his generous spirit, sense of humour, and unwavering dedication to his pupils. Bost’s journey in education began at Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government in 2018. His career at Concord Middle School commenced in 2022, where despite his brief tenure, he left an indelible mark on the school community.

Social media has become a platform for friends and colleagues to express their sorrow and share memories of Bost. Tessa Holmes Kluttz, in particular, offered a poignant tribute, describing Bost as an exceptional individual who, after a period of self-discovery post-university, found his true calling in the field of education. Prior to his role at Concord Middle School, Bost had gained experience working as a barista at Westrock Coffee for three years, as indicated by his LinkedIn profile.

The legacy of Kendall Bost is one characterised by his passion for teaching and the lives he touched in his short time as an educator. His untimely passing has left a void in the hearts of many, but his memory continues to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. The contributions made in his honour reflect the collective desire to support his family and pay tribute to a life that, though brief, was full of purpose and meaning.

Jamie Cartwright

Jamie is a keen traveler, writer, and (English) teacher. A few years after finishing school in the East Mids, UK, he went traveling around South America and Asia. Several teaching and writing jobs, he found himself at The Thaiger where he mostly covers international news and events.