Key Club and NHS provide opportunities to get involved

Shealyn Mandle, Co-Editor

If students are looking to participate in community service, there are options here at FHS. There are two clubs that specialize in charity work and bettering the community through volunteering. These organizations are NHS and Key Club and they both need involved students.

“Key Club is a community service based club that focuses on projects that help and improve our local community,” Key Club President Sam Gehm said. “Through our affiliation with Kiwanis, we host and participate in many events that involve people of all ages who live in and around Fenton.”

NHS is different because students cannot just join it, they have to apply. There are standards that go along with this organization because the purpose of NHS is to recognize members for their character, leadership, scholarship, service, and honor.

Key Club and NHS both participate in multiple events during the year. Members sign up to work the events and gain community service hours. Main events for Key Club are the traditional holiday events like bell ringing for Salvation Army and the annual food drive.

“I serve as parliamentarian of our chapter,” NHS member Kalei Glozier. “I volunteer at a number of our events including the blood drive, tutoring, and setting up for parent teacher conferences. I also am chair of our part for Relay for Life, so I helped set up and run the event.”

The goals are similar with both of these organizations: to involve high school students in different community service events that they can ultimately learn from and make use of.

“I think it is important for high school students to be involved in the community because it offers them a chance to help those in need and provides them the experience of working with others and using leadership skills,” Glozier said. “I think NHS is involved in our community and our school itself. ”