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MHS Key Club: Over 25 years of serving others

Some members of this year’s Middlesex High School Key Club are, from left, Nicole Barnhardt, Carlee Browder, Alexandra West, Austen-Taylor Dozier, Katie Blake, Tessa DeWalt, Lynne Burch, Sierra Hartley, Corin Keller, Tananant (Beam) Suvorakul and Breana Wiedman. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Johnathon Williams

The saying “it is by giving of ourselves that we receive” has come from the lips of grandmothers and the throats of choir singers for generations. Is this pearl of wisdom the truth or just an old wives tale?

To find the answer, one need look no further than Middlesex High School, where a chapter of the international Key Club has actively participated in a number of service-related projects for over 25 years.

Currently, the club is in the process of raising money for the governor’s project of supporting community members with special needs. The club has thus far reached $300 to help fund and re-establish Special Olympics teams in neighboring schools, and plans to continue in the future.

Lastly, the club has raised $650 to help support a trip to a Key Club convention in Baltimore later in the year. At the convention they will decide on the district doctrine of the club and vote on new district leaders along with participating in this year’s “Nontraditional Scrapbooking” competition. The chapter plans on taking pictures from their years’ worth of service, and putting them onto a quilt to tell the story of their service and memories.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 02.25.2015

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