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Kiwanis recognizes Outstanding 8th Graders

Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Riverview Middle School’s outstanding 8th graders selected by the Riverview staff for their individual accomplishments and excellence in scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, extra-curricular achievement and leadership.

In attendance to honor the outstanding students was Curt Crago principal at Riverview. Crago thanked Metro Kiwanis for the recognition of the students and the parents and teachers who have played a terrific role in the lives of each student. Crago also spoke about the challenges students have to prepare themselves for a career and went on to talk about work ethic, credentials and choosing of a career that the student is good at and enjoys. He encouraged each recipient to maintain the attitude to go above and beyond by going the extra mile.

Crago expressed how proud he was of the staff and kids at Riverview and thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for recognizing a positive of the school and community. Crago then introduced Amara Eckert daughter of Matt and Heather Eckert and Zach Daugherty son of Chad and Deb Daugherty as the outstanding 8th graders.

Eckert introduced her parents and thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for the award and the Riverview faculty for selecting her. Eckert has been involved in Campus Life, student leaders, basketball, track and 4-H. Eckert stated she is very competitive and determined to do her best, which requires her to set goals and work hard to achieve them. After graduating high school Eckert plans to attend college, but is not sure of a major. She is thinking of studying to become a veterinarian because she enjoys science and working with animals.

Daugherty thanked the Huntington Metro Kiwanis, Mr. Crago and Riverview faculty for the award. He also thanked the Riverview staff for encouraging him in and out of the classroom. Daugherty is involved in cross country, basketball, academic bowl, future city, student leaders, Campus Life, RTV, band and Spanish. As for Daugherty’s future, he plans to attend HNHS and then college to study math and sports.

Each student received an engraved plaque with his or her name on it. The plague will be displayed in a prominent place in the school.

Shown in the photo from left to right are Jim Dinius, Kiwanis Past District Lieutenant Governor; Amara Eckert, Zach Daugherty and Curt Crago, principal, Riverview Middle School.