The Reporter: Key Club brings opportunities for students
The following story was written by students on the staff of The Reporter as part of Hilliard Bradley High School’s Journalism Production course.
by Grace Christman, News Co-Editor, and Abbi Hile, News Co-Editor
Mrs. Denise Buergel, an Intervention Specialist, recently began a chapter of Key Club at Bradley. Key Club, which Buergel advises, is an internationally known organization that benefits local communities. While Darby and Davidson have had Key Club in their schools for years, Bradley is just establishing a group of students to run this new after school activity.
Buergel explained the details of the new Key Club.
What is Key Club?
Buergel explained, “It’s a community service organization that offers leadership opportunities for high school kids. The club is student led and the students determine what projects they want to participate in. Key club is an international organization, so there are international projects they can do but it also can be very local too. They offer all kinds of leadership workshops and conventions so that students can not only have leadership on a local level but they can also be involved in the state and international level if they want.”
When does the club meet?
“We are going to meet on Mondays, but it’s probably going to be the first and the third [Monday of each month],” Buergel said.
What is the main message?
“Service and to be involved in your community and to help others.”
Who should join?
“Anyone. Anyone here at Bradley. Of course the freshman will have a longer period of time to help guide the group, but anyone can join,” Buergel added.
Students also commented on their experiences starting a new activity.
How do you feel about the new club?
“I am really excited about this club! I never got involved in Interact or Jag Ambassadors, so it is nice to be able to start another one to participate in. I am excited for the club’s future!” explained Michael Haskell, a junior.
Are you excited for the coming years in key club?
Ninth grader Katie Ashline commented, “Yes! Throughout my next 4 years at Bradley I am excited to watch the key club program grow well as being apart of it. I think this program can do a lot of things to change Bradley and the community.”