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For the 17th year in a row, Fridley High School (FHS) Key Club earned the Distinguished Diamond Level Club distinction at the Minnesota-Dakota’s District Convention on March 8-10, 2019 in Willmar, Minn. This notable distinction is given to clubs that have completed 50 service projects, served over 4,000 hours in community service and raised over $10,000 in fundraising efforts in a given year.
The FHS Key Club also took home multiple 1st place awards, including: 1st place in Major Emphasis Project for Socktober, a project that will now advance to the International Competition in Baltimore, Maryland in July 2019; 1st place in Single Service Project for “‘Tines for Troops,” when the Key Club members sent valentines to FHS alumni Aaron Neumeister’s Army unit and Yash Khatavkar’s unit at Naval Academy. The club also earned the Kiwanis Family Award and 1st place in the District Theme Award: “Service Around the World.”
Multiple FHS Key Club members earned individual awards for their work throughout the year. Students included:
- 1st place Digital Recruitment Poster - freshman Vanessa Lor
- 1st place Non-digital Poster - freshmen Devika Ramnarine and Abby Petersen
- 1st place Promotional Key Club Video – seniors Gao-je Vang and Stefany Martinez-Perez
- 1st place Non-traditional Scrapbook – senior Gao-je Vang
- Distinguished President Award – senior Gao-je Vang
- Distinguished Secretary Award – junior Yangchen Namgyal
- Distinguished Treasurer Award – sophomore Hycha Thao
“The District Convention is a great opportunity for students to celebrate with and learn from others who share their passion for service and leadership,” said Fridley Key Club advisor Jessica Baker. “It provides inspiration for young student leaders to grow in their skills in order to better serve their schools and communities.”
The Fridley Key Club is a student-led service program for FHS students. Its purpose is to encourage leadership through serving others. The program complements the school’s International Baccalaureate Programme that creates opportunities for students to develop their civic responsibility and engagement in local and global communities through service-learning projects.
From left to right: Fridley Key Club members Abby Petersen, Devika Ramnarine, Vanessa Lor, Gao-je Vang, and Stefany Martinez-Perez