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Metro Kiwanis recognizes outstanding students

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Crestview Middle School outstanding eighth graders on Monday, February 24. Reid Dillon and Katie Paolillo were selected for their accomplishments by the Crestview Middle School staff. Dillon is the son of Sherie and Bobby Dillon and Paolillo is the daughter of Jolene and Rob Paolillo.

The students 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 about each recipient’s character and involvement at the school, thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for honoring these students and the parents for their support.

Dillon thanked Metro Kiwanis for his award and Mr. Werth and his teachers for their help in his selection. He also thanked his family for everything they have done for him. Dillon has been involved in many things throughout his time at Crestview participating in soccer, wrestling, cross country, Campus Life and Youth for Christ.  He has also participated in student leaders, 4-H horse, pony and cattle and is active in his church. Dillon’s plans include attending HNHS and taking as many honors classes as possible and to get all A’s. After completion of High School he plans to enter the military and attend medical school to eventually become a surgeon.

Paolillo thanked her family for the impact they have had on her life, teaching her most importantly to have faith. She also thanked  teachers and friends for their influence and encouragement. Paolillo thanked Metro Kiwanis for the recognition and this honor. She has participated in basketball, track, volleyball, student leaders and Campus Life and is interested in music, reading and time with family and friends. Paolillo plans on attending college but, is undecided at this time where and what field of study, but wants it to be where she can help young people. Some possibilities she is considering are speech therapy, teaching or guidance counselor. Paolillo thanked the Huntington Metro Kiwanis and Crestview staff for this wonderful honor, experience and evening.

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