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Metro Kiwanis recognizes outstanding students

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Riverview’s outstanding eighth graders on Monday, January 25. The students selected by the Riverview Middle School’s staff were chosen for their individual accomplishments and excelled in scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, extra-curricular achievement, and leadership.

In attendance to honor the outstanding students was Curt Crago, principal at Riverview. Crago thanked Metro Kiwanis for the recognition of the students, their parents, and teachers who have played a terrific role in the lives of each student. Crago spoke about the challenges students have to prepare themselves for a career, and talked about work ethic, credentials, and choosing a career that includes something they are good at and enjoy. He encouraged each recipient to maintain the attitude to go above and beyond by going the extra mile.

Crago introduced Morgan Richison, daughter of Jeff and Nancy Richison, and Wilson Whicker, son of Seth and Cari Whicker, as the outstanding eighth graders of Riverview.

Richison thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for the award and Riverview faculty for selecting her. Richison has been involved in basketball, volleyball, club volleyball, and math bowl. She has also been involved with Riverview TV (RTV), which she hopes will prepare her for a possible career as a TV producer. After graduating high school Morgan plans on attending college, but is not sure where and what major, but is considering a career in TV, physical therapy, or accounting.

Whicker thanked the Huntington Metro Kiwanis, Mr. Crago, and Riverview faculty for the award. He also thanked the Riverview staff for encouraging him in and out of the classroom. Whicker is involved in cross country, AAU cross country, which allowed him to compete in Tennessee and Alabama while coming in third at nationals. Whicker enjoys cross country as it teaches him mental and physical toughness. He also has participated in Riverview TV (RTV), which has taught him to speak in front of groups, be prepared, and be on time. Whicker is thankful for his teachers being tough and teaching him responsibility. As for the future he plans on attending HNHS and then the Air Force Academy.

Each student received a plaque and will also 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.

Shown in the photo from left to right are Jim Dinius, Kiwanis Past District Lieutenant Governor; Morgan Richison, Wilson Whicker, and Curt Crago, principal, Riverview Middle School.