WILLIAMSON - Judy Hambrick, of the Williamson Kiwanis Club, put a smile on the faces of a special group of students at Riverside Elementary Thursday afternoon, as she presented them with prizes and certificates for being chosen as “Terrific Kids” for the months of Dec. and Jan.
The Kiwanis honors students each month from Riverside and Williamson Christian School in Mingo County, and at Southside Elementary in Pike County, Ky.
Teachers for each grade choose a student who has excelled in a variety of different areas including being thoughtful, respectful, friendly and enthusiastic. They are then recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments.
“This is one of my favorite things to do with the Kiwanis,” stated Hambrick. “I love seeing their faces light up when we call their names, and it gives the others something to strive for.”
Winners for the month of December 2011 were: Damian Hensley, Cayden Turner, Riley Jude, Peyton Massie, Bradley Maynard, Hailey Smith, Sydney Stafford, Meghan Ball, Kelsey Maynard, Graci McCoy, Mya Vernatter, Lana Thacker, Madison Hoffman, Sonny Gooslin, Javi Williams and Isabella Ball.
Those honored in the month of January were: Kaylee Brock, Jamison Hosley, Tristan Queen, Katelyn Smith, Jaelyn Marcum, Malahki Gray, Makena Griffin, Sarah Deaton, Jasper McCoy, Kelly Taylor, Alahna Jessie, Will Coleman, Madyson Hensley and Riley Harmon.
Hambrick was joined by Riverside Principal Paula Brown during the presentation, who congratulated the students and encouraged them to do their best. Brown reminded them if they try hard; they could very well be chose as a Terrific Kid in February.