Students begin journey of leadership and volunteerism at annual Key Club induction


Yamuni Kaijumi

Vice President Khushi Patel calling out names of the newly inducted members

TOWAMENCIN – Key Club held an induction ceremony on February 28 to welcome new members into the club. The purpose for this club is to help foster leadership in students through volunteering in schools and communities. 

“It’s a life experience…I believe it helps you grow with leadership, volunteering, and helping those less fortunate than we are,” Advisor Linda Law said. 

Some of the activities Key Club was involved with this year included volunteering at snack bars for wrestling tournaments, volunteering at diving meets, and designing T-shirts for the childhood cancer awareness football game. 

A total of 40 new members were welcomed. Previously, the ceremony was held in the auditorium, with festive decorations adorning the stage. Since there were fewer members inducted this year, the club held the induction ceremony in the audion.

“The induction was a success even though we didn’t have a lot of people. The people who completed their 30 hours deserved to be recognized. This was one of the purposes of the induction so to me it was definitely a success,” Vice President Khuhsi Patel explained. 

Before the induction can take place, preparations must be made, such as writing speeches, preparing Key Club certificates and badges, and ensuring that members who want to be inducted have completed the required hours.

“So it was going through and making sure who had hours and who didn’t have hours. What went into this event included writing speeches to make the history of Key Club understood and that we appreciate all the hours the inductees are doing,” Co-President Kate Mumford added. 

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Key Club is a popular choice for students who want to get involved in the community and volunteer their time. Key Club is North Penn’s largest club, and it is dedicated to serving the community. Some, like Khushi Patel, use this club to make connections and get out of their comfort zone.

“I joined Key Club to make friends because I have a hard time opening up to others. Key Club has so many people which allowed me to make new friends and also help out in the community. It is a way for me to express myself and give back to my community,” Patel said.