Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Metro Kiwanis recognizes eighth graders

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020

Metro Kiwanis recognized outstanding Crestview eighth graders who were selected by the Huntington Crestview Middle School staff for each individuals’ 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 shining examples to others in the community and at Crestview Middle School. He also spoke briefly on each recipient’s character and involvement at Crestview. Werth thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for honoring these students and the parents for their support. Werth then introduced Kelsey Stout, daughter of Thad and Stephanie Stout, and Cameron Oswalt, son of Troy and Keely Oswalt, as the outstanding eighth graders.

Stout introduced her parents and grandparents thanking them for the impact they have had on her life. She also thanked the teachers for their influence and encouragement. Stout thanked Metro Kiwanis for the recognition for this honor. Stout is an honor student that has been involved in basketball, track, softball, football managers and student council. She is looking forward to attending Huntington North High School and the challenges she will have there. She is planning on attending college to study to be a lawyer, but is undecided at this time where she will attend school.

Oswalt introduced his parents and thanked them for the influence and guidance they have given him. He thanked Metro Kiwanis for the award and also thanked Werth and his teachers for his selection as an outstanding eighth grader, and the influence they have had and encouragement. Oswalt has been involved in band (playing trombone), jazz band (playing bass guitar) and golf. He enjoys woodworking and music. Oswalt is looking forward to attending HNHS and taking industrial studies to learn machining. He is planning to attend college, but is undecided as to where he plans to attend.

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 plague is displayed in a prominent place in the school. Congratulations to each student on being outstanding eighth grader.

Shown in the photo, from left, are Chuck Werth, principal, Crestview Middle School; Kelsey Stout, Cameron Oswalt and Jim Dinius, past Kiwanis Lt. Governor.