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Metro Kiwanis recognize outstanding students

Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized outstanding eighth graders from Crestview Middle School at the Monday, February 25 meeting. Charles Werth, Crestview principal, introduced honorees Tabitha Jaggers and Tyler Gates.

Jaggers was honored by the Kiwanis for her involvement in the Union Church Kids’ Ministry, YSB Teen Court, church musicals, Student Council and Adopt-A-Highway program. She also helps with crafts at nursing homes and concessions at Crestview athletic events. Jaggers has a 10.5 GPA out of 11 and according to those who know her, is always willing to help those in need and always has a smile or caring word for fellow students or teachers. She would like to be a teacher when she graduates from college. Jaggers parents, Todd and Amy Jaggers; grandparents, Connie and Brian McClurg and sister, Lexi Wilson attended the recognition event.

Gates was honored by the Kiwanis because those who know him believe he goes the extra mile to help others, is a great role model, a leader, is courteous and helpful and enjoys serving others. He has a 11 GPA out of 11 and is involved in Huntington Church of Nazarene Youth Group, soup kitchen, humane shelter, mission trips, tutoring, Relay for Life, Operation Backyard, Celebrate Life, band, jazz band, IPFW honors band and Campus Life. Gates is also a student leader, a member of the tennis club and has participated at ISSMA solo and ensemble contest. Gates would like to be a pediatrician when he graduates from college. Parents Troy and Linda Gates attended with their son.

Each student received an outstanding student plaque that his or her name will be engraved on. The plaques are made by Huntington Metro Kiwanis member Jim Dinius and are displayed in a prominent place in the school. The Kiwanis congratulates each student on being an outstanding eighth grader.

The photo shows the Huntington Metro Kiwanis outstanding eighth grade students from left to right, Tabitha Jaggers and Tyler Gates, along with Charles Werth, Crestview principal, and Jim Dinius Metro Kiwanis member.