Key Club Holds First Meeting Today and Encourages Students To Join
by Brianna Drury
Key Club is a great way to get service hours and make new friends! The club is run by science teacher Erica Carbone in room 134 in the science hallway. They are having their first meeting on September 1st in room 134.
The Key Club is always doing fundraisers and raising money for different causes inside and outside of school to benefit the Walkersville community. Some fundraisers go towards prom and other fun after-school events. However, at other times they will focus on something more serious, such as birth defects or veteran suicide. For example, they are hosting a Key Trooper Obstacle Fun Run to raise awareness of veteran suicide on September 17th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can register online at www.keytrooper.eventsmart.com for the cost of $10 per person.
“Key Club is all about helping the community and getting students more involved in volunteer work,” said senior Chara Roberts. Roberts is a past member of the Key Club and though she does not plan on continuing for her senior year, she had nothing but good things to say about it. “We help the community and make a big difference while having fun and making new friends,” senior Ishara Joseph chimed in.
Key Club is a great way to do things for your community while also earning service hours. To graduate high school, you need 75 service hours. Usually these hours are built into the curriculum; however, Key Club allows you to earn even more hours to impress colleges and future employers. “Key Club is a club that let’s you earn service hours and meet like-minded people. A definite win-win,” said junior Elizabeth Floyd.
“I’ve never done any clubs before and this year I wanted to try something new,” said junior Kierra Dorsey. A new school year is definitely the time to try out something new for a good cause, and the ice cream social following the first meeting doesn’t hurt, too!