Key Club Increases Membership Numbers

Daja Dansby, Staff Writer

for After becoming one of the top 25 schools in the Texas-Oklahoma District by accumulating point from summer socials and written articles, Key Club had it’s first meeting on Sept. 10.

“It was really successful,” President Jessica Truong said. “(The number of attendees) was beyond our expectations. We also had our (district) lieutenant governor Brianna Dao there, which was really cool because it was another sign of support.”

Over a hundred students attended the first meeting.

“I’ve been in Key Club since freshman year,” junior Marwa Sultani said. “It was really hard for me to get into because there weren’t a lot of other freshman. This year there are a lot of new people. The officers are doing a great job at advertising and getting people involved.”

The club with 23 seniors, 23 juniors, 28 sophomores and 27 freshmen, has a new faculty adviser, Aisha Wilkes.

“I did a little research on Key Club and it’s something that I really wanted to be a part of,” Wilkes said. “Before the first meeting I thought it would be just a few students with the same interests and goals and then after the meeting, I realized how big of an impact it actually has.”

Truong said that she expects the year to be a great one for the club.

“When it was my freshman and sophomore year (the group) was actually really successful because we had a tight knit group of board members,” she said. “Last year was really rocky because of a lack of communication between board officers. Now that we have a lot more people interested, hopefully we’ll be able to build it back up and give back a lot more.”

The officers went through an introductory slide show and members played a Kahoot to see how much they knew about the club.

“The first meeting was fun,” Sultani said. “The officers were really nice, and it was fun to see all my friends after school.”

The goal of Key Club is to build homes, schools and communities through volunteering.

“I was really excited to see kids there that actually wanted to give back to the community,” Wilkes said. “It made me feel very happy.”