Key Club is a service
organization composed of students who are devoted to bettering
their school and community. They are extremely busy in the
community , volunteering at numerous events. Unlike some other service
organizations, Key Club members are incredibly spirited and wild to serve their
communities. At Key Club gatherings, some Key Clubbers may paint themselves
and wear outrageous colored t-shirts (or costumes for the very extreme) and bring
loudspeakers and even horns to display their Key Club pride. It would be safe to
say that Key Club is associated with fun.
Key Club raises money for many organizations
and undertakes many projects in the community. Through various
projects this year, they've raised money for UNICEF. Some
of the money they raise, besides going to organizations, goes
to help families in the community. Key Club has also participated
in a Relay 4 Life, Heart Walk, adopted a family, toy drive, collected
food for Thanksgiving, beach clean-up, Wheels to the Sea,
helped with a Halloween party at United Cerebral Palsy Clinic,
trash pick-up, collected Christmas toys, the list goes on
Besides raising money, Key Club also
had time to go to Magic Mountain near the beginning of the
school year. Thousands of other Key Club members from other
schools in Southern California also participated, and it was
a great motivational opportunity for everyone to meet new
people who have a lot in common with each other. Key Club also holds annual
conventions where thousands of Key Clubbers gather together and besides learning
more about Key Club, they also get to show off more of their Key Club pride! On the
last night of the convention, a grand ball (more like a homecoming dance!) is held
and then the Key Clubbers party all night! Key Clubbers know how to serve their
community, and also how to get down!
The benefits for Key Club are endless. Besides having the
opportunity to give back to the community, Key Clubbers are part of an organization
that looks prestigious on any college application. Key Club also offers scholarships
to those who are looking for some. Since Key Club is a service organization, Key
Clubbers also pick up valuable community service hours, which is incredibly helpful
(IB students should keep Key Club in mind). Key Clubbers also get the chance to
meet new people and make new friends and lastly, they are a part of something so
much bigger than themselves. They are part of the world's largest youth service
organization in the world!
Key Club meets every Tuesday at lunch in D-27, Mr. Johnson's room.
This year's board consists of Narissa Petchumrus (president),
Sara Pressey (secretary), and Christie Forbes (treasurer).
"I pledge on my honor to uphold
the objectives of Key Club International, to build my home,
school and community; to serve my nation and God and combat
all forces which tend to undermine these institutions."
- To develop initiative and leadership.
- To provide experience in living and working
- To serve the school and community.
- To cooperate with the school principal.
- To prepare for useful citizenship.
- To accept and promote the following ideals:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual
rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden
Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application
of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social
- To develop, by precept and example, a
more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide a practical means to form enduring
friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining
that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible
the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and
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