Thanks to the AHS Key Club for singing Christmas carols at Hickory Creek, Hampton Oaks and Lake Pointe.
Category: Key Club
September 25, 2017
Contact: LeAnn Walker
Scott County Partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Scott County Partnership Seeking 8 Adult Mentors for High School Conquer
SCOTTSBURG, Ind.—The Scott County Partnership is recruiting volunteers to be Adult Allies at Austin High School for students in grades 11 and 12. Conquer the CHAOS is an invaluable program that helps students to identify goals, the necessary steps to achieve them and support from the Allies along the way. Allies will help the students to build stability for themselves so that they are more likely to have a successful future.
The students decide their own goals and plan what they want out of the program, high school, and their future. The adult Allies are there for support. “One of the most effective prevention strategies a community can institute is having adult role models collaborating with its youth,” asserts Lori Croasdell, Coordinator for CEASe of Scott County.
As an Ally, you will advocate, support and collaborate with your student by helping them set goals, stay on track with graduation, find resources for college applications, and much more. By offering encouragement, advice, and moral support, the Allies will not only help the student reach goals, but also overcome obstacles throughout the school year.
Cindy Watts, Austin High School guidance counselor, applauds the program saying, “The students who participated in Conquer the CHAOS last year loved that extra attention and guidance they received to help them move forward and reach their goals. The students looked forward to their weekly meetings with Kim and LeAnn. The more we can connect them with the community and resources now, the more involved and successful they can be when they leave us. I am very thankful we were able to partner with The Scott County Partnership to offer this wonderful program to our students.”
The Austin High School Conquer group meets every Friday from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Interested volunteers should contact LeAnn Walker at at 812-752-0980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. This program starts right away.
Brittany Walsh recently attended and spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis weekly dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in Scottsburg. Pictured with Brittany is Millie Cooper. Millie is a former Kiwanianne. The Kiwaniannes were a women’s auxiliary of the Kiwanis for years until the 1980’s when women could join the Kiwanis. At that time the Kiwaniannes were disbanded. However, the Scottsburg Kiwaniannes were such an active, involved group serving the kids in Scott County that they continued to meet till just a few years ago. The Kiwaniannes used to give out scholarships to students each year. The last scholarship recipient of a Kiwanianne’s scholarship was Brittany Walsh. Brittany attended Ball State University and received a Kiwanianne scholarship in 2013. She graduated this spring and has earned a teaching certificate. Brittany will begin teaching sixth grade near Muncie, IN this fall. She felt so strongly about the support she received from the Kiwaniannes that she wanted to come back and personally thank them for the scholarship and bring them up to date on her studies and achievements since receiving the scholarship. The members of the club were touched by Brittany’s presentation and shared in her pride in her accomplishments. The Kiwanis wished her the best as she begins her teaching career. Brittany’s sister, Abby, now attends Ball State University. Abby was a four year member of the SHS Key Club where she served as its president and served at the Indiana District level as the Bulletin Editor where she earned special Governors recognition. Abby is now a member of the Circle K Club at Ball State University. Her youngest sister, Lily, is a member of the SMS Builders Club and will be the Vice President this year.
Kevin Zhang, Alexis Campbell and Marcos Valencia volunteered at the Scott County CASA Program’s Taste Of Scott County on 24 Apr at the Mid America Science Park. These SHS Key Club members helped serve drinks during the fundraiser for CASA. Pictured are Kevin and Alexis. Thanks to these Key Clubbers and the SHS Key Club for supporting this worthy cause!
The Scottsburg High School Key Club sent two members to the Key Club Indiana District Leadership Convention in Muncie, Indiana. Pictured are from left to right Isabella Staser, Vice President of the SHS Key Club; and Jesse Mays, Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor from the SHS Key Club. Izzy was a candidate for the District Bulletin Editor and Jesse is the current and newly re-elected Lt Governor for the Scenic Hills Division. The students engaged in workshops, attended presentations, an evening Oscar Like ball and participated in the District elections, retirement of officers and installation of new officers. The Key Club is the oldest Service Leadership Program sponsored by Kiwanis International. It develops leadership skills through the vehicle of community service. Congratulations to both these outstanding Key Club students.
Congratulations to the new Austin High School Key Club. They were chartered in a ceremony held at AHS. Charter Officers are President Skyler Coomer, Vice President Katie Lovell, Secretary Summer Squires, Treasurer Joseph Smith, Editor Kiley Birchwell, Senior Director Kaylin Carter, Junior Director Emily Pelston, Sophomore Director Olivia Miner and Freshman Director Luke Watts. There are sixty-two charter students in the club. The AHS Key Club is sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and hosted by Austin High School. Terry Davis is the Kiwanis Advisor and Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally are the Faculty Advisors. Key Club is an international student led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Their vision is to provide caring, competent servant leaders transforming communities worldwide. Key Club is one of the family of Kiwanis clubs in their Service Leadership Programs. Some of the projects they’ve been involved in this year include fundraising for a student’s family, creating and providing Valentine cards for every student at AHS, assisting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfasts, planning an Adopt a Grandparent Program and sending two students, Kiley Birchwell and Emily Pelston to the Indiana Key Club District Leadership Convention in Muncie, IN. The Kiwanis congratulate the AHS Key Club on their charter and look forward to serving the community with them.