Montgomery Blair High School's Online Student Newspaper
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:19 am

Clubs: Key Club

Time: Second and fourth Thursday of
Place: Room 314
Sponsor: MaryAnn Dvorsky
President: Monica Ashok
Each student is required to earn 75 hours of community service in order to graduate from MCPS. Key Club provides a fun way to earn these hours through community service activities. Through participation in various events around the community, students can help out society while having a good time with their friends.

Key Club is sponsored by Kiwanis International, an organization that is dedicated to serving the international community. Each season, Key Clubs nationwide raise money for different organizations: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the fall, Read and Lead in the winter, March of Dimes in the spring and Children's Miracle Network over the summer. In addition, Key Club volunteers for local activities, such as Oktoberfest, a local celebration of fall.

Club president Monica Ashok, a junior, runs the meetings and encourages others to join the club. "I think people should join Key Club because it is a way for students to have fun, hang out with friends and earn SSL hours while helping out the community," Ashok says. "Also, the hard work doesn't go unrecognized. Key Club is internationally recognized and we give out many scholarships." Students are welcome to join at any time during the school year.

Members are awarded points for coming to events and attending meetings. In April, all Key Clubs in from Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware and Virginia are invited to attend the Key Club District Convention in Richmond, VA. Members from Blair are sent to the convention based on the number of points they have earned.

If interested in joining Key Club, please contact MaryAnn Dvorsky or junior Monica Ashok.

Club beat by Anshul Sood