Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Metro Kiwanis recognizes outstanding students

Posted: Friday, March 2, 2018

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Crestview outstanding eighth graders. The students were selected by the Huntington Crestview Middle School 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 Middle School. 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 Katie Smith, daughter of Todd and Joy Smith, and Elliot Bostel, son of Bill and Ann Bostel, as the outstanding eighth graders.

Smith introduced her parents and thanked them for the impact they have had on her life. She also thanked her teachers, coaches, friends for their influence and encouragement and Metro Kiwanis for the recognition of this honor. Smith has been involved in leadership, Junior National Honor Society, band, church and dance. She is looking forward to attending Huntington North High School, and the challenges she will have there. She plans on attending college, but is undecided at this time where and what field of study.

Bostel introduced his parents and brother, and thanked them for the influence and guidance they have given him. Most importantly he wanted to thank Jesus Christ from who all things are possible. Bostel thanked Metro Kiwanis for this award, and also thanked Mr. Werth and his teachers for his selection as an outstanding eighth grader. He said they have been a big influence on his in school career and other activities. He has participated in spelling bee (runner up), band, choir, academic Super Bowl, musicals, copper sound, jazz band and his church praise band. Bostel plans on attending college, but is undecided at this time where and what field of study, but possibly engineering, astrophysics or missionary work.

Each student received a plaque and will have his or her names 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 Huntington Metro Kiwanis president, Terry Oden, Elliot Bostel, Katie Smith and Chuck Werth, principal, Crestview Middle School.