Key Club - By Abby Kindley,
High school is said to hold the key to opportunity. As I entered my
first year in high school, I discovered that statement can be true in
more ways than one. I found this out when I joined Greenville High
School’s Key Club.
Ever since the first Key Club started at Sacramento High School in
Sacramento, California there have been wide outpourings of students
signing up to join and do volunteer work in their community. Since its
start, Key Club has been synonymous with selflessness, sacrifice,
service, and most notably, leadership. It invokes in students a sense
of duty, value and pride in their community. By serving their community
and helping those unable to help themselves, Key Club helps to promote
organization and responsibility in not only the students, but also in
those who are helped.
Needless to say, this was an organization that I wanted to be a part
of. Having attended a small, private school until I entered high
school, there was never much of an opportunity to interact and bond
with other students while, at the same time, making Greenville a better
place. It was such a refreshing change of pace to attend my first Key
Club meeting and see how many students were eager and willing to serve
and assist others.
Even more of a surprise came when I discovered how much fun the service
projects can be. While I worked and had fun with my friends, the hours
passed by so quickly that I felt as though I had hardly been working
for five minutes, let alone a few hours! My only regret about joining
Key Club is that I did not do so sooner.