20 Under 40: Hugo “Leo” Cangiani
Photo by Nathan Ham
Education: Associates Degree, Garden City Community College Bachelor of Education, Washburn University
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina Spouse: Maria Cangiani Kids: Milani (9), Gianni (5), Ariani (1), and one unborn child in heaven
3 Words: Compassionate Determined Versatile
Role Model: Jesus Christ. He is the ultimate leader, counselor, and servant. His example inspires my daily living.
Best Advice Received: “Your words and actions are the most valuable things you have in life. And these are things you can control.” – Leo Cangiani (watched & learned from parents)
Superpower: To lead with love. My outgoing nature allows me to connect and bring out the best in others.
Accomplishments Most Proud Of:
Personal: Finding God, because I found my purpose and vocations in life.
Career: Being a part of the education system, especially at Scott Dual Language Magnet Elementary School, because I get to be a part of many kids and families lives in various positive ways and get to see their growth throughout the years.
At this point in your life, what do you know for sure? You have the choice to enjoy your life. Love the simplest moments.
“Mr. Cangiani is a charismatic individual who immediately connects with anyone he meets. He is always willing to help out anyone in need. He is indeed an individual that contributes immensely to every group he is involved in and makes our community a better place to live.” - Lalo Muñoz, El Centro of Topeka
“Once he puts his mind to something, he is unstoppable in obtaining his goals.” - Sarah Lucero, Scott Dual Language School, Topeka Public Schools