Alamogordo Kiwanis Club January 2023 Most Improved Students of the Month
The Alamogordo Kiwanis Club is recognizing the Most Improved Student of the Month. The most improved student is chosen by each of the school faculty. The criteria for each school selection is based on attitude, behavior, school involvement, and academic grades.
Papa John’s Pizza, The Bluestone, Caliche’s and KHII / KTMN Radio joins the Alamogordo Kiwanis Club in congratulating these students.
The following students were honored for the month of JANUARY:
Dr. Ernestine Baca Chapparal Middle School (Assistant Principal), Carter Deshane, 6th Grade, Benjamin Jones, 7th Grade, and Corey Hern, 8th Grade.
Holloman Middle School recipients; Soran Sanchez, 6th Grade, Tyler Hass, 7th Grade, Brevyn Barnes, 8th Grade.
Mountain View Middle School (left to right) Kadence Molina, 6th Grade, Chazz Babbitt, 7h Grade, Aleja Mendiola, 8th Grade.
Kiwanis is looking out for kids in every corner of the globe with more than 550,000 volunteers who serve their community such as the local chapter in Alamogordo.Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 by a group of businessmen in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The organization was originally called the Supreme Lodge Benevolent Order of Brothers but changed its name to Kiwanis a year later.
The name "Kiwanis" was coined from an American Indian expression, "Nunc Kee-wanis," which means, "We trade." In 1920, the motto of Kiwanis became “We Build.” It remained the motto until 2005, when members voted to change it to “Serving the children of the world.” In the early years, members focused on business networking but in 1919, the organization changed its focus to service — specifically service to children.
Kiwanis became an international organization with the founding of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1916. Kiwanis clubs formed in communities across the United States and Canada until the 1960s, when worldwide expansion was approved. Today, Kiwanis clubs are helping children thrive, prosper and grow in nearly 80 nations and geographic locations.
All people are welcome to participate in the Kiwanis movement of improving communities for children. In 1987, women were invited to join. In 2008, delegates approved a resolution that calls for Kiwanis clubs to celebrate and foster inclusiveness.