Two Conway Junior High students have received Rotary’s Outstanding 8th Grader award.
Cade Smiley and Claire Lambert were awarded a certificate for the honor last week.
The award emphasizes “service above self” which is the Rotary motto.
The students were nominated by their teachers at CJHS and chosen by a committee.
Both Lambert and Smiley are involved in several volunteer community service activities as well as school-related activities.
Cade Smiley is the son of Henry and Donna Smiley. Cade volunteers at First United Methodist church feeding ministry and the Special Olympics. He helps with vacation bible school at Antioch Baptist Church. He is a member of the CJHS Choir, Chamber Choir, Quiz Bowl and Student Council. He has all As in his Pre-AP classes and currently taking to credit classes, Algebra and Biology. He won 1st in the state National History Day Competition in his category. He will attend nationals this summer at University of Maryland at College Park. His Quiz Bowl team won 3rd in the state this year. Cade’s goals are to help his Quiz Bowl team do well, be an honor graduate, and become a lawyer. Quotes from his teachers include: “stellar academic record, very mature, loves the statistical side of politics, great sense of humor, adds immeasurably to classroom discussions.”
Claire Lambert is the daughter of Chris and Cristal Lambert. She competes in pageants and her platform is “You have the Power: Building Stronger Communities”. Claire has raised over $1,000 for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She has worked at the CAPCA letter carriers’ food drive, she used social media to bring awareness to diabetes, she did the 21 pushup challenge for suicide awareness. She teaches Pre-K through 4th grade about good character traits and how they can use them in their everyday lives. She is on the CJHS Wampus Cat Dance team, she is on the CHS Wampus Cat Tennis Team, CJHS 8th grade career development representative for “KATA in the Classroom”, member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and has applied for the “EXCEL” in Leadership team for the 2017-2018 school year. Not only does Claire excel in community service and extra-curricular activities she has maintained a 4.0 grade point average all year. She is determined to graduate with distinguished high honors and then attend Stanford University to study marine biology or biomedical engineering. Her biggest dream is to have a national platform to make a difference in this country serving as Miss America. Here are a few quotes from her teachers: “Claire is very polite and kind. She is confident without being self-absorbed. All around excellent student with a positive attitude.”
CJHS is very proud of these students!
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