These recipients of the TERRIFIC program were recognized at the Holly Springs’s Town Council meeting by the Mayor and the Town Council Tuesday, May 4.
“Our club’s focus is on children, teens and the people that educate them.” Brian Adornetto, President of the Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs said. “Our club is a strong, vital and vibrant force with Holly Springs youth via our TERRIFIC Program, tutoring outreach, dictionary give-a-ways, Key Clubs, Kids Appreciation Day and Christmas parade, but we are also looking for innovative strong candidates for new membership. When I think of what we accomplished for so long with a relatively small membership, I get excited thinking about the great things we can do for the children of Holly Springs with additional members.”
This year’s TERRIFIC winners are: Madison Shilling, Ben Beringer, Michael Gainey, Chelsea Martinez-Sanchez, Gaby Alfaro, Samantha Oleschuk, Claire Schumann, Megan Brantley, and Jayden Bossain from Holly Ridge Elementary.
From Holly Grove Elementary winning students are: Abdul “AJ” Mapp, Grace Souder, Thomas Golden, Samantha St. Andrews, Rebekah Savoldi, and Amya Holland.
For Holly Ridge Middle School, Emily Miller, Morgan Shortt, and Amanda Harbour are TERRIFIC recipients.
Cade Walker is representing Holly Springs Elementary. William “BJ” Jones is Holly Springs High School’s TERRIFIC TEEN.
This year’s TERRIFIC Teachers are: Susan Morison from Holly Ridge Elementary, Miriam Gifford from Holly Grove Elementary, Debbie Baize from Holly Ridge Middle School and Jennifer Hall-Lewis who teaches at Holly Springs High School.
TERRIFIC recipients will also be acknowledged at Kids’ Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 15 from 2-4 p.m. The Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs’ Kids’ Appreciation Day celebration includes inflatable games, free food and drinks, give- a-ways and fun galore for children of every age….and is free.
Holly Springs’own Chick-fil-A will host a special commemorative dinner for winners and their parents after Kids’ Appreciation Day.
“The opportunity to commemorate these children and their teachers in our community is not only a source of pleasure but it embodies Chick-fil-A’s commitment to youth and all families of our community.” said Lori Allred, owner of the Holly Springs’ Chick-fil-A.
Finally on Saturday, December 11, 2010 the recipients will be the major focus of the Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs’s Christmas Parade float during the annual Town of Holly Springs/Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs Christmas parade.