DCON Dominance!


Camryn Rose, Staff Writer

“We don’t make keys, we make a difference.” Key Club is not what it sounds like. Instead, it’s a club with members dedicated to improving their school and engaging with their community. The members of the club attend events in their community and volunteer their time and, in return, learn valuable skills and work towards their volunteer hour requirements. Key Club stems from Kiwanis and works closely with them on each event. The club advisor, Mrs. McChesney, attends every meeting and helps guide the club. Meetings are held every Thursday during A/B Mentoring.

Key Club was one of the first clubs at MIA. The club is student runned, therefore the officers are especially good at taking charge and helping guide their fellow student members to success. Key Club has the most participation out of all the other clubs, and the members this year have achieved at least 30 service hours through the club. Since every student met that milestone, the Governor’s Citation award was given to the club for their amazing engagement within their community.

The existing officers, upcoming officers, and members who have gone beyond the minimum service requirement returned from DCON a few months ago. DCON is an annual event where all Key Clubs in the district come together to get their awards and celebrate the end of another year. MIA Key Club walked away with even more awards than last year. Key Club is excited to say that we won the Governor’s Citation, Distinguished Club Status, Kiwanis Family Involvement, Video Award, Governors Project Patch for Literacy Focus, 100% Pride Report, and Trick or Treat for UNICEF/Eliminate Tetanus. This is a great accomplishment for the club as well as MIA.

This year, the club participated in numerous events ranging from Taste of Marco to the Spring Jubilee. The Spring Jubilee was full of smiliy kids and Easter festivities. Each member was in charge of a station. Some of the members got into the Easter spirit and put on their bunny ears to give the young kids an amazing experience. That’s just one of the many events that Key Club has helped with, and everyone has been thankful for their help. It seems like the MIA Key Club has had an impact on the community so far and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The future officers for next year are excited to take over and continue the great work the club has already started.