Monday, April 12th, 2021

Kiwanis recognizes outstanding eighth graders

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized outstanding Crestview eighth graders, who were selected by the Huntington Crestview Middle School staff for each individual’s accomplishments, and who have excelled in scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character building activities, extra-curricular achievement, volunteering and leadership.

Chuck Werth, principal at Crestview, spoke about the outstanding students as special people that are a shining example to others in the community and at Crestview Middle School. He thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for honoring these students and the parents for their support. Chosen as outstanding students were Molly Daugherty, daughter of Chad and Deborah Daugherty, and Jason Teusch, son of David and Kris Teusch.

Daugherty thanked her parents for the impact they have had on her life. She also thanked the teachers for their influence and encouragement. Daugherty then thanked Metro Kiwanis for this honor. Daugherty is an honor student that has been involved in academic Super Bowl, Campus Life, band, CTV, basketball, soccer, volleyball, cross country and swimming. She is looking forward to attending Huntington North High School and the challenges she will have there. Daugherty is planning on attending college to study medicine and work in the medical field, but is undecided about where she will attend at this time.

Teusch thanked his parents for their influence and guidance they have given him. He thanked Metro Kiwanis for the award and also thanked Mr. Werth and his teachers for his selection as outstanding eighth grader. He expressed his appreciation for the influence they have had and for their encouragement. Teusch has been involved in football and basketball where he was elected captain for both by his teammates. He also enjoys water sports and fishing. Teusch is looking forward to attending HNHS and strives to be in top 25 of his graduating class. He is planning on attending college at Purdue Fort Wayne and major in accounting.

Each student received a plaque and will have his or her name engraved on the outstanding student plaque that was made by Huntington Metro Kiwanis member Jim Dinius. The plaque is displayed in a prominent place in the school. Congratulations to each student on being outstanding eighth grader.

Shown in the photo from left to right, are Jason Teusch, Chuck Werth, Crestview principal, and Molly Daugherty.