Willow Canyon Key Club Honored at Internationals
Willow Canyon High School Key Club attended the Key Club International Convention in Anaheim, California this summer.
Willow Canyon Key Club won first place in the Platinum Division for their Signature Project for the Packages From Home, Hope, and K9 initiative. Additionally, they earned the Distinguished Club Diamond award. This accolade is given for Key Clubs that exhibit a dedication to their community and efforts year over year. Willow Canyon was honored for their extensive service hours, projects and participation of the 89 Key Club members
During the conference, students heard from inspiring keynote speakers, served as delegates and held caucuses, attended leadership sessions, completed a service project, and collaborated with other Key Clubs from all over the world.
The Signature Project award recognizes clubs who participate in a recurring activity for at least the past three years. The Packages From Home, Hope and K9 Project has been an ongoing service project at Willow Canyon for the past five years that provides donated items and letters of gratitude for military personnel and families of those who have served in the military.
“Our kids have worked so hard this past year,” shared Kimberly Maust, Key Club Advisor. “Winning at the International level is such an amazing accomplishment!”
During the conference, the group joined other Key Club students from around the country and completed a service project to create bookmarks to go along with donated books for children in need.
Mrs. Maust has been the Key Club advisor for five years and her son, Mr. Warnas has been the co-advisor for the past two years.
“It's an awesome thing working with your son at the same school and guiding students together to become the best they can be,” shared Maust.
Key Club is a student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. The Willow Canyon Key Club is part of the Estrella Division which aims to cooperate with administrators and teachers to provide high school students with invaluable experience in living and working together and to prepare them for useful citizenship. Members develop initiative and leadership skills by serving their schools and communities.