TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Chestnut Ridge Lions Club honors top 6th-graders

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
 

At graduation time, the Chestnut Ridge Lions Club continued a 53-year tradition of honoring the top sixth-grade students at Donegal Elementary School.

“We like to encourage young people to make the most of themselves especially through scholarship and learning,” said Lions Awards Co-Chairman John Proper of Donegal Township.

This year's recipients were Matthew Achtziger in first place, Evan Tinkey in second place and Jordyn Bradley in third place.

The club relied on teachers at the school to provide them with the names of the students, said the Rev. Keith Deckinger of Donegal Borough, who serves as Lions Awards co-chairman with Proper.

“Scholarship is very important, but it's not everything. Neatness, participation and civic awareness and service were also very important,” Proper said.

Deckinger said the third-place winner received $10, the student earning second place, $15, and the top student received $25 and had his name placed on a plaque displayed in the school.

“We started 53 years ago with one plaque and we now have three plaques hanging on the wall in the school, and now we have three on the wall with more than 53 names because a couple years there was a tie,” Proper said.

Achtziger of Mt. Pleasant Township said he had a 4.0 grade point average upon graduation. In addition to his scholastics, he said he hunts and collects historical memorabilia.

“I appreciated the recognition for my efforts in school. I am particularly proud of my name being on the plaque. My uncle's name is also on the plaque,” he said.

Linda Harkcom is a freelance writer.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Mt. Pleasant

  1. Mt. Pleasant Township country music legend leaves lasting legacy
  2. Performers sought for Mt. Pleasant festival contests
  3. Pair of Mt. Pleasant Area teachers selected for state honor
  4. Stahlstown-area historical society to celebrate 20 years
  5. Mt. Pleasant Township man aids local Reality Tour
  6. Authority changes jeopardize Mt. Pleasant Township museum’s prospects