Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized Crest-view Middle School's Outstanding Eighth Graders on Monday, Feb. 24, at a dinner meeting.
Reid Dillon and Katie Paolillo were selected for their accomplishments by the Crestview Middle School staff.
The students have excelled in scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, extra-curricular achievement, volunteering and leadership.
Dillon is the son of Sherie and Bobby Dillon. He has been involved 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 says his plans include attending Huntington North High School and taking as many honors classes as possible and to get all As. After completion of high school he says he plans to enter the military and attend medical school to eventually become a surgeon.
Paolillo is the daughter of Jolene and Rob Paolillo. She has participated in basketball, track, volleyball, student leaders and Campus Life.
Paolillo says she plans on attending college but she is undecided at this time where and what field of study. She says she wants to help young people and some career possibilities she is considering are speech therapy, teaching or guidance counselor.
Each student received a plaque with their 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.