Key Club is an international, student- run organization at Highline High School that provides its members with opportunities for services in their community. Members of Key Club perform acts of services, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning volunteer projects and holding elected leadership positions.
At Highline High School, Key Club meets every Thursday after school and is administered by Kurt Salvatori. Their leadership council consists of Yennhi Nguyen as president, Penelope Phan as vice president, Ashlee Stacy as secretary, Michelle Cao as treasurer, Elen Te as editor, Yuan Fernandez Granil as webmaster, and Marissa Paule as their public relations officer. Any member is able to run, as long as they have a speech ready. To be an official Key Club member means you have to pay a $13.00 fee first.
Their latest meeting on the 10th started off with the official Key Club pledge and chant. An icebreaker question isn’t usually asked afterwards but this time, there was an exception to welcome the New Year. The rest of meetings typically just consists of talking about any volunteer opportunities emerging soon. For the entire months of December through February, a Homelessness Care Drive is in action, with people collecting necessity items to donate at different shelters. At this specific meeting, Marissa Paule presented the opportunity to be a math proctor at Mount Rainier High School on February 15th.
Two- year member Selena Nguyen encourages anyone hesitant to join because “Key Club is such a great club that focuses on inclusiveness, character building, and serving the community. Many people can look forward to meeting new people and being able to do fun volunteer events.”