The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada recently honored Terrific Kids from La Cañada Flintridge schools. Recognized for their achievements were Riana Lui, Tristan Kalnins, Sydney Okland and Dane Reeb.
Lui is an accomplished pianist at La Cañada Elementary School. She is studying music at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and is learning Japanese at home.
Fellow LCE student, sixth grader Kalnins enjoys pencil sketching and plays Jr. League baseball. He is in the honors program at La Cañada Elementary.
Okland is in the GATE program and tutors first grade students. She is a Junior Olympic diver at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center
Reeb is also in the GATE program and enjoys math, science and English. He will soon be going to the nationals with the La Cañada Foothill Force Jump Rope Team. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Children’s Choir and a Tenderfoot in the Boy Scouts.
Students at La Cañada Flintridge schools are selected by their teachers for recommendation to the Kiwanis Club as Terrific Kids. Selection criteria include scholastics but goes beyond to include children who are outstanding in how they participate in their school, with fellow students, and in the community.
The Terrific Kids recognition program was held at the regular weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada held at Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens. The club meets weekly at noon on Wednesdays. Guests are always welcome.