WHS Key Club Recognized

WHS Key Club Recognized
Posted on 11/16/2020
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Will Huff, President of Washington High School’s Key Club, reported that the club had participated in a state-sponsored activity and had won.  In the month of October, the club had a fall scavenger hunt where they were involved in a number of fall service activities of which they took numerous pictures.  On the state level, the Key Club in the state that did the activities and took the most pictures of their work won.  Washington’s Key Club was the winner on the state level. As a result of their win, they won $100 which they could donate to their favorite charity. Washington High’s Key Club, like all Key Clubs, is a high school organization of members who perform acts of service in the community, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing, and organizing food drives.  They also learn leadership skills by organizing and conducting meetings, planning projects, and holding elected leadership positions at the school and on district and international levels.  Working with the community helps them to earn the four hours of community service needed to graduate from high school. This Key Club is very active all year.  Their school adviser is Tracey Macher and their Kiwanis advisor is Karen Scott.   They also have three members who hold state level positions. 
Scott says, “Several members of the Club have remarked they love Key Club because they feel included and part of a group that reflects their values.  It gives them a chance to focus on others and make a difference in their often turbulent world.” 
Certainly, her remarks represent the extent of this Club’s yearly activities.  For example, in November they have planned for Kindness Corners where members are asked to make signs with kind and inspirational quotes and wave them at people who drive past.  In addition, they will prepare kindness envelopes for United Bank where members will decorate deposit slips with kindness quotes and prepare them for customers of the Bank. 

Other planned or completed activities include working with Key Club Builders at Charles Town Middle School and the KKids at Wright Denny Intermediate School to decorate local stories, tutor younger kids, and prepare Thanksgiving Boxes that include all of the makings for a dinner. A special project initiated by the president of the club was called “Adopt a Senior” at a local assisted living facility.  This project included writing pen pal letters and greeting cards for the residents and preparing “Turkey Baskets” for the seniors.  These baskets included candy, lotion, and other items the residents might use.  President Will Huff is very proud of his club members.  
“We are so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to partner with such groups as Community Ministries. Willow Tree, Charles Town Now, and Jefferson County Council on Aging.  We hope to partner with more business and places.”

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