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Key Club International Convention Tour

By Staff | Jul 29, 2016

Key Club is the high school “branch” of the Kiwanis International family and there are currently members in 34 countries around the world.

The main objectives of Key Club International are service to home, school, and community, as well as leadership and fellowship.

Currently there are Key Clubs at Jefferson, Washington, Martinsburg, Hedgesville and Spring Mills high schools in the Eastern Panhandle, which are sponsored and supported by the local Kiwanis Clubs.

Nineteen Key Club members from across the state of West Virginia, along with three adult chaperones, had an amazing tour to the Key Club International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, July 3-10. They spent July 4 at Six Flags Over Georgia and July 5 at the Georgia Aquarium.

The convention itself started on Wednesday, July 6 and continued through Saturday, July 9. The convention included educational workshops, oratorical and talent contests, recognition ceremonies for outstanding club and individual accomplishments during the 2015-16 school year, an exhibit hall, motivational speakers, entertainment, dances, election of international officers and conducting of organizational business.

There was also plenty of time to socialize with Key Clubbers from around the country and world, as well as to explore the many interesting sights and sounds of downtown Atlanta.

The group traveled back to West Virginia on July 10.