Category: Key Club

High School Conquer

High School Conquer the CHAOS

September 25, 2017

Contact: LeAnn Walker

Scott County Partnership



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 as soon as possible. This program starts right away.


The last scholarship recipient of a Kiwanianne’s scholarship was Brittany Walsh


Brittany Walsh recently attended and spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis weekly dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on The Square in ScottsburgPictured 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 yearThe last scholarship recipient of a Kiwanianne’s scholarship was Brittany Walsh Brittany attended Ball State University and received a Kiwanianne scholarship in 2013She 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.


K Kids visit to the preschool

One of the most successful efforts our Kiwanis Club has embarked on the past six years is the sponsorship of Service Leadership Programs in Scott County.  As Kiwanis, we believe the best way to improve a community is to improve the kids in that community. Our Service Leadership Programs do that
There are two different types of Service Leadership Programs we sponsor in Scott county, programs like the BUG Progrram and Clubs like K-Kids, Builders Club and Key ClubOur Kiwanis Club in cooperation with both SCSD1 and SCSD2 sponsor the BUG Program in all five elementary schools in Scott County (~300 Students)We also sponsor two Key Clubs (SHS and AHS), a Builders Club (SMS) and two K-Kids Clubs (VFES and LES).  All of these clubs develop leadership through community service.  We have outstanding Faculty Advisors, Angela Bray (SHS), Rusty Jones & Chandra Tally (AHS). Lisa Sutton (SMS), Katie Sawin (VFES) and Lee Anna Willett (LES).  We have a strong team of Kiwanis Advisors to help me with these clubs, Terry Davis (AHS), Monte Roth (SHS and LES), and Eric Mullins (VFES)
All these students are learning how to think about how they can improve their community and school, how to plan projects, how to organize and schedule, how to speak and promote projects.  They are all making a difference in our community and our schools and I couldn’t be more proud of the students and advisors.  Several of our graduates are now in Circle K (the college version of SLP) continuing their development as leaders and community servants
A great example is the project the LES K-Kids just completed at the end of the school year.  They volunteered to assist with the Lexington Good Faith Pre-School giving up their recess to volunteer with these young pre-school students.  Just look at the pictures to see how much fun these students had serving these younger members of their community.  These are our leaders of the future
Thank you for the opportunity to work with them!  Thank you to all our faculty advisors and Kiwanis advisors.  You are making a difference and I’m proud to serve with you!

Kevin Zhang, Alexis Campbell and Marcos Valencia


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!


Isabella Staser, Vice President of the SHS Key Club; and Jesse Mays, Scenic Hills Division Lt Governor from the SHS Key Club


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.

The Kiwanis Family of Clubs conducted a service project at the CASA House in Scottsburg

The Kiwanis Family of Clubs conducted a service project at the CASA House in Scottsburg Members of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, Austin High School Key Club and Scottsburg High School Key Club volunteered to work inside and outside the house.  Jim Binkley, Scottsburg Electric, assisted with some electrical work fixing a safety hazard.  Monte Roth, Al Riggle, Bunny South, Nick South, Guy Townsend, Wes Clark and Dave Church from the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club assisted along with Izzy Staser from the Scottsburg HS Key Club and Tori Wooten from the Austin HS Key Club.  The volunteers painted, moved a bulletin board, pruned roses, mulched flower beds, cleaned up trash and trimmed.  A second work day will be scheduled to finish work that couldn’t be done due to the temperatures. 
Captions for photos:
1.  Wes Clark and Monte Roth “prepping” to paint. 
2.  Wes Clark and Monte Roth in the conference room.
3.  Karolee Tattersall, DCS, and Tori Wooten AHS Key Club painting.
4.  Monte Roth and Jim Binkley fixing an electrical problem.
5.  Jim Binkley working on the wiring at the CASA House.
6.  Jim Binkley and Al Riggle at the CASA House.
7.  Wes Clark and Karolee Tattersall pruning roses.
8.  Primer on the CASA conference room wall. 
9.  Bulletin board moved to a different wall for painting.
10.  Karolee Tattersall painting the CASA conference room.
11.  Guy Townsend, Wes Clark, Dave Church and Al Riggle at the CASA House.
12.  Guy Townsend, Wes Clark, Karolee Tattersall and Al Riggle at the CASA House.
13.  Al Riggle doing his “best work” at the CASA House.

Congratulations to the new Austin High School Key Club


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 clubThe AHS Key Club is sponsored by the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club and hosted by Austin High SchoolTerry 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.


Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

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The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted the first pancake breakfast of 2017 in March. The SMS Builders Club, SHS Key Club and AHS Key Club provided volunteers to assist Tickets were donated to the SHS Tennis Team, SHS Key Club, AHS Key Club, and the Boy Scouts to raise money for their programs and projects The two Key Clubs were raising money for the upcoming District Leadership Convention in Muncie, IN.
The next pancake breakfast will be on 6 May!
Photo 1:  Kiwanis member Kathy Yount and her daughter, SHS Key Club member Justice Gabbard.
Photo 2:  Judge Jason Mount and his family.
Photo 3:  Customers enjoying the breakfast.
Photo 4:  Chris Wakeman and Don Cooper in the kitchen.  Builders Club student, Jack Land washing dishes in the background.
Photo 5:  Two SMS Builders Club students washing dishes.
Photo 6:  Kiwanis member and SMS Builders Club faculty advisor Lisa Sutton.
Photo 7:  Builders Club member Dyllen Whittymore, SCSD2 Kiwanis member Denise Pelfrey and SHS Key Club President Rachel Pelfrey.
Photo 8:  Happy customers!
Photo 9:  We depend on our customers for the programs and projects we do for the kids–Thank You!!
Photo 10:  Kiwanis member Paul Rogers with friends enjoying pancakes.
Photo 11:  Some of our happy customers—Thank you for your support!
Photo 12:  Kitchen crew–Builders Club on the dish washer, Wes Clark on the sausage and Don Cooper on the flapjacks er, pancakes!