OLD FORGE — The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks has named Macgregor Ritz-Kenny as its student of the month for January.
Ritz-Kenny is the son of Dennis Kenny of Thendara. Macgregor is a senior at Town of Webb Union Free School.
In 2007, the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, with the cooperation of the Town of Webb School, initiated a recognition program for seniors at the school. Each month from October to April a selection committee chooses a student of the month. Those students will each be awarded $50 and with his/her parents be invited to a Kiwanis recognition event to make a brief presentation.
In May, the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee will select a Kiwanis student of the year. In addition, The Town Webb Police Benevolent Association (PBA) partners with Central Adirondack Kiwanis in the Student of the Year award and a PBA Student of the Year will also be selected.
The Kiwanis Student of the Year and the PBA Student of the year will each receive $500.00 and with parents be invited to a Kiwanis Recognition Event for award presentation.
The selection criteria for the Kiwanis Student of the Month are community service, academics, athletic involvement, student need and extra-curricular activities.
Anyone interested in joining the Central Adirondack Kiwanis Club and participating in all the child-centered service programs, may contact Membership Co-Chairs Doc Foley, at 315-794-9460, or Bob Teesdale at 315-369-5425.
Anyone interested in making a financial contribution to the many Kiwanis Kids projects, may send a donation to the Kiwanis Club Foundation of the Central Adirondacks Old Forge, NY, Inc. P. O. Box 1044, Old Forge, NY, 13420.