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Metro Kiwanis recognizes eighth graders

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Riverview’s outstanding eighth graders on Monday, January 28. Each student recognized was given a plaque with their name engraved on it made by Huntington Metro Kiwanis member Jim Dinius for the honor.

Sophia Smekens, daughter of Brady and Kristina Smekens, was recognized for her involvement in academic clubs, dancing, acting, choir and band. Smekens would like to pursue a career as a biomedical chemist in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

Sam Daugherty, son of Chad and Deb Daugherty is involved in cross country, football, basketball, games club, campus life, band and science club.  His accomplishments include chess champion, student leader, athlete of the month and spelling bee champion. Daugherty would like to pursue a career in the field of mathematics and sports.

Both were nominated by the teaching staff at Riverview and enjoyed a meal provided by Metro Kiwanis in their honor. Representing Riverview were the assistant principal and athletic director Mark Dubois. Dubois spoke to the audience about each student.

Guest speakers present from the Youth Services Bureau were Jan Williams and Melissa Keighin. Both spoke about the challenges that the students or their peers will face in high school and college.

The photo above shows from left to right: Sam Daugherty, Sophia Smekens and Mark Dubois, Riverview assistant principal and athletic director.