On September 8, Leesville High School held its first Key Club meeting of the 2015-16 school year, opening to students of all grade levels.
Key Club is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. The main purpose is to serve and give back to the community, which is evident in their motto, “Caring is Our Way”.
“We do our best to care for the community, mainly through service projects,” said Tushar Varma, vice president and sophomore.
Every Key Club member is expected to complete a minimum of 50 hours of community service per year. However, if the students exceed expectations, specific awards are presented: for 60 hours a bronze award is received, for 80 hours a silver award, and for 100 hours a gold award.
Key Club is often valued by college admission staffs because of the considerable community service hours Key Club members perform. “Community service always looks good on college applications, and it’s a club that anyone can join…if you’re an officer it’s also good leadership” said Ellie Glass, president and senior.
The first major event planned by the Key Club this school year will be in October, when the club travels to Carowinds for a fall rally. Key Clubs from North and South Carolina as well as Virginia will gather to participate in a variety of events and activities.
Key Club will provide its members with several community service opportunities throughout the year, and stays connected with them using a website (lrhskeyclub.weebly.com), an email account (firstname.lastname@example.org), as well as a Twitter account (@leesvillekeys).
The Key Club meets the first Tuesday of every month during B lunch in the auditorium.