Each month, the Crestwood/ Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club recognizes outstanding students in the community. In April, the honor went to one of our very own. Abby, a senior at Lindbergh High School, was nominated by her counselor, Jonathan Riethmeier. Jonathan has known Abby since her freshman year and recognizes the struggles she’s faced in life and throughout her high school career but Abby continued to persevere and put her best foot forward. Her drive and resilience has led her to greatly improve her grades over time and even enroll in honors courses, participate in Key Club, Reading Club and the College Bound Program all while working part time at a fast food restaurant. Abby always maintains a positive attitude and continues to inspire everyone she meets. She is very deserving of this honor.
A few days after receiving the award, Abby was thrilled to attend her high school prom, and thanks to a few generous donors, was able to have her hair and makeup done for the big event.
Angels’ Arms foster mom Barb Bocklage said it best, “Throughout the years, it is watching these special kids persevere that touches me most. They are all amazing souls that bless our lives with their presence even if only for a short while!”