Three students recognized by Lions Club


Three Colonel Crawford Lions Club students of the month and their parents and families were guests of the Lions Club at its November dinner meeting. The students are members of the Class of 2024. Each received a commemorative certificate and a check for $100.

Ayla McKibben

McKibben is the Colonel Crawford Lions Club October Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Brad and Krista McKibben.

McKibben is the president of the National Honor Society and earned the all-A’s honor roll each year. She received the College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program. She has also earned the Ohio Mathematics League top-five school score.

McKibben is a Young Life student leader, Student Council member, and secretary of the Class of 2024. Another school group membership she holds is a four-year Leo Club member, serving there as treasurer each year. She is also on the Peer Assistance Team.

As a varsity golf team member, McKibben has earned many awards as well as being a state golf tournament qualifier in her junior and senior years. Other athletic activities include playing junior varsity and varsity basketball. On the track team, she has been a regional qualifier and earned First-Team All-Northern 10 Conference recognition and other recognitions.

She has been a piano student for 12 years and has earned the National Piano Federation of Music Club’s superior rating and Ohio Music Teachers Association state qualifier and superior ratings.

McKibben is a nine-year member of the Dairy Maids and Gents 4-H Club and has served as a camp counselor and as a member of the Junior Fair Board. Her community service projects are through her club memberships and as a math tutor. She is also a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Upper Sandusky where she is the Junior Choir Accompanist.

While she has not made a college choice yet, McKibben plans to major in secondary math education.

Lynae McKibben

McKibben is the November Student of the Month and is also the daughter of Bradley and Krista McKibben.

She is the secretary of the National Honor Society and has earned all-A’s honor roll each year. As a student at North Central State College, she has been on the dean’s list and is an honor roll student as a member of the Science Medical Academy. She has high scores in the Ohio Mathematic League.

McKibben has been a varsity cheerleader for three years and has been the Varsity Most Outstanding Football Cheerleader two times. As a varsity basketball team member, she has earned Honorable Mention All-Northern 10 and has received the Ohio SAA Basketball Silver Certificate as a junior. She is also a four-year varsity track team member.

She is a four-year Leo Club member and serves as secretary. She has been on the Academic Challenge Team for three years and is a member of Young Life as a student leader. She has also served as class secretary and, this year, as the vice president of the Class of 2024.

Musically, McKibben is in the marching band and is this year’s field commander and section leader. She is also in the pep band and rock band. On the singing side, she is in the Vision Show Choir.

As a member of Dairy Maids and Gents 4-H Club, McKibben serves as secretary, is on the Junior Fair Board, is a 4-H camp counselor, and was this year’s Crawford County fair queen.

McKibben’s community service activities are done through 4-H, school clubs, and memberships. She is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Upper Sandusky where she is a nursery helper, Sunday School leader, and a liturgist.

She has not chosen a college yet but will pursue a major in science/kinesiology with the plan to attend physical therapy school after her undergraduate schooling.

Tyler Smith

Smith is the December Student of the Month. His parents are Todd and Christine Smith.

He is a three-year academic letter receiver and a member of the National Honor Society. As an FFA member, Smith has earned his Chapter Degree.

Smith is a three-year varsity football letterman.

Along with being a member of Holy Trinity Church, Smith is a member of its Youth Group and participates in its community service activities.

Smith works for Studer Electric. He enjoys boating, helping his grandfather and father on the farm, and camping. His future plans are undecided.

Submitted by the Colonel Crawford Lions Club.

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