Metro Kiwanis recognizes Riverview students
Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Riverview’s outstanding eighth graders on Monday, February 27. Those students were selected by the Riverview School staff for their individual accomplishments and excellence in scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, extra-curricular achievement and leadership.
Attending the event to honor the students was Curt Crago, principal of Riverview. Crago thanked Metro Kiwanis for the recognition of the students, the parents and teachers who have played a terrific role in the lives of each student. Crago spoke about the challenges students have to prepare their selves for a career. Crago then talked about work ethic, credentials and the choosing of a career at something their good at and enjoy. He encouraged each recipient to maintain the attitude to go above and beyond by going the extra mile.
Crago expressed how proud he was of the staff and kids at Riverview and thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for recognizing a positive of the school and community. Crago then introduced Maggie Park, daughter of Steve and Melanie Park, and Matthew Schnepp, son of Bob and Sarah Schnepp, as the outstanding eighth grade students.
Maggie thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for the award, and Riverview faculty for selecting her. Park has been involved in choir, music and Future City, where Riverview placed seventh nationally. After graduating from high school, Maggie plans to attend college and study to become a neurophysiologist.
Matthew thanked the Huntington Metro Kiwanis, Crago and Riverview faculty for the award. Matthew is involved in basketball, track, baseball, geography bee, Junior Honor Society, student council and also Future City. He enjoys cross country. Matthew thanked his parents and siblings for their support and guidance.
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. Congratulations to each student for being named an outstanding eighth grader.
Shown in the photo, from left, are Matthew Schnepp, Maggie Parks and Riverview principal, Curt Crago.