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Driscoll, Gibson receive Optimist Youth Awards

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017

The first awards in the Huntington Optimist Club’s 2017 Youth Appreciation Awards series go to two Crestview Eighth Grade students. Grace Driscoll, daughter of Mark and Lisa Driscoll, and James Parker Gibson, son of DJ Hooten and James Gibson, were named as recipients.

Driscoll was nominated by the Blue Thunder Team at Crestview. The award states that she exemplifies the qualities of the Optimist Youth Appreciation Award. It continues, stating that Driscoll is dedicated to always giving above and beyond what she is asked to do academically and is involved in many extra-curricular and community service activities. She is a great example to her peers of selfless service to others and is motivated to do her best in all things.

At Crestview, band, choir, Student Council, Yearbook club, Cross Country, Jazz Band and Robotics Club, occupy Driscoll’s after academics time. In the community she volunteers with Knights of Columbus, the community orchestra, Blessing in a Backpack, church youth group, church choir, church service projects and fundraisers.

Gibson was nominated by the Marathoners Team at Crestview. He is a member of the school’s Mathematics Academic Super Bowl Team, Science Academic Super Bowl Team and Spell Bowl Team. The Optimist Award states that Gibson is a natural leader and role model at Crestview School.

It further says that Gibson exhibits these outstanding leadership traits to peers in the classroom, to underclassmen in the hallways and ultimately to his school as he supports and encourages many after school activities in the building. Gibson also leads his student body in academics.

Gibson ranks at the top of class academically and is a “standout student” and perseveres to keep going until a problem is solved. His natural diligence and determination have allowed him to standout from his classmates.