Kiwanis recognizes outstanding eighth graders
Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized outstanding eighth graders from Crestview Middle School who were selected by the 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, attended the meeting and dinner honoring the outstanding students. Werth spoke about the outstanding students as special people that are a shining example to others in the community, and at Crestview. He also spoke briefly on each recipient’s character and involvement at Crestview. He thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for honoring these students and the parents for their support. Werth then introduced Emily Crist and Noah Zahn as the outstanding eighth graders.
Crist introduced her parents Mike and Beth Crist, and thanked Werth and her teachers for nominating her for the award. She also thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for the dinner and recognition as outstanding eighth grader. Crist has been involved in choir, cheer squad, track, 4-H, Blessings in a Backpack, musicals, Millionaire reading club, math, language and a crew leader at Cougar Café. She is outstanding in academics and in the top of her class. Crist’s teachers state that she is an outstanding role model and a wonderful person who works hard. Emily is looking forward to attending HNHS where she will be enrolled in Viking New Tech.
Noah Zahn introduced his parents Michael and Susan Zahn, and thanked them for the encouragement and support they have given. Zahn thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for his award, and also thanked Werth and his teachers for their selection of him as outstanding eighth grader. Zahn has participated in basketball, band, baseball, swimming, robotics club, math competitions, Student Council, cross country and travel basketball. In sixth and seventh grade he was chosen as Student of the Year. Academically Zahn is at the top of his class, and has the goal to try to be valedictorian when he graduates from HNHS. Zahn’s teachers state that he is both a role model and leader in the classroom.
Each student received a plaque and will have his or her name engraved on the outstanding student plaque, which is displayed in a prominent place at Crestview.
Shown in the photo from left are Emily Crist, Jim Dinius, Metro Kiwanis, Noah Zahn and Chuck Werth, principal of Crestview Middle School.