Members of the Cedar Park Kiwanis Club gathered at Rouse High School with dozens of community-minded students to officially induct the new officers for Leander ISD’s five Key Clubs.
Officers, including presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers, editors, webmasters and historians were inducted and recognized at the ceremony.
“We have been blessed by a Leander school district that has bought into our dreams and have wholeheartedly supported our Key Clubs,” said Kiwanis member Fred Grampp. “Parents have an important role of setting the stage for student achievement, and it is up to the school district to hone these skills and produce the great people we know will come out of our Key Clubs.”
The Key Clubs take part in a number of fundraisers and service initiatives in the area, including Relay for Life and dozens of other campus and community causes.
“Our Key Club at Vista Ridge has grown from about 10 students last year to 43 this year,” said Vista Ridge faculty advisor Caitlin Sherman. “There is lots of excitement among our key clubbers with helping the community. Recently we teamed up with Vandergrift to raise money to support breast cancer research and awareness. Our members are also collecting donations for UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat campaign, which is a way to support children who need medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and a good education worldwide.”
Other examples include Cedar Park High School’s Threads of Hope, The Eliminate Project and an annual Canned Food Drive.
“We really love the support our Kiwanis Club provides our campuses,” said John Graham, one of Leander ISD’s Senior Executive Directors for School Improvement. “As a former principal here at Rouse and assistant principal at Cedar Park High School I’ve seen our district grow. The Kiwanis, regardless of how many schools we have in our district, continue to support our students.
“Key Club is a great organization. It helps our students grow and when we talk about the leadership profile of our students, service comes to the top and we can always count on our Key Clubs to be providing the best type of service to our community.”