Key Club: North’s Fastest Growing Extracurricular

Key Club: Norths Fastest Growing Extracurricular

Annika Peterson, Reporter

Belvidere North High School has been known for its successful athletics lately, however, they also have many active clubs that deserve recognition. Key Club is a student club here at Belvidere North that is dramatically growing fast. Belvidere North Key Club is a branch of an international volunteer organization open to all grade levels. “We focus on providing service and engaging with the community.  Its parent organization is Kiwanis International.  Key Club has almost doubled in size this year, we now have 127 members, a large number of underclassmen who are very excited to serve. We have had a really successful start this year, not only with membership but supply drives and a lot of participation in activities.” says Teacher Mrs.Foster, supervisor of the club. 

     Senior Ada Parker is President of Key Club. Other officers in the club are Seniors Samantha Slife and Evelyn Moldanado and Juniors Mera Moucharrafie, and Alex Blair. President Ada says, “Overall we want to give back to the community and help serve wherever we are needed.”

     This past week Key Club sponsored an awareness week where they spread kindness through notes of encouragement, wearing key club merch, and spreading love about community service. Students wrote kind letters and sent them throughout the school. 

     They have done many other productive projects this year as well. Thank you Letters to veterans at BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding Center, Baby bank drive for mothers in Belvidere with over 120 items collected, and they’ve hosted three successful booths at the DECA sponsored Halloween carnival, pin the face on the pumpkin, bean bag toss, and a sucker tree. Their First Officer pet project of the year is November 19th at BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding Center from 4-6pm. They will be giving the barn a much needed deep clean and helping the center keep running smoothly.