By: Renny Logan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As the school year begins to pick up the pace, Key Club kicks it into high gear. With events coming up left and right, members won’t be left sitting at home.
Tianyi Zhang, Key Club president and junior, said. “It’s fun to participate with friends and help out the community.” The club’s biggest and most recent event was at Chaucie’s Place, an event they do annually.
“Chaucie’s place is a center for abused children,” said Zhang. At Chaucie’s place, the club and weeded to help clean the place up.
Also, almost weekly, Saturday involves a trip to a retirement home, said Zhang. For those looking to help out with the public library, Jamie Beckman paid a visit at the last meeting about volunteer opportunities.
The next event Key Club looks forward to is baby-sitting at St. Mark’s Church next Tuesday for a Kiwanis meeting. Like Key Club, Kiwanis is an international community service organization that helps with outreach programs.
According to Key Club sponsor Jill Grimes, the club will continue just as previous years, with little to no changes excluding leadership. Kristan Nussbaum, previous Key Club sponsor, is currently on maternity leave.
Grimes said, along with many other events, that Key Club would still be a part of Homecoming.
The next meeting for Key Club is Thursday, both before and after school, but for those not already involved, the deadline for joining is approaching quickly. Grimes said the club is a great opportunity to meet new people and to get involved.
“We’re going to get a lot of people who want to be members this year,” Zhang said. “And I’m really glad people are interested.” Zhang said she would like to see the club continue its growth.