Key Club captures honors

Published 10:15 am Friday, April 22, 2016

Twenty-eight Southampton High School students were recognized at the district’s April board meeting for their participation in last month’s Key Club International Capital District Convention in Baltimore. Maryland. Competing against 274 other clubs from throughout Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., Southampton received the highest ranking any Key Club can achieve internationally for the fourth-consecutive year.

Roughly 1 percent of the 2,300 clubs across the globe are considered a Distinguished Club, Diamond Level, an honor which Southampton has attained.

During the past year, the members of the Key Club volunteered more than 5,000 service hours within the district and community, for which they also received four additional awards: the Eliminate 1K Award, for their fundraising efforts to end maternal-neonatal tetanus; the Capital District Award for their top 10 finish in fundraising; the Silver Club Membership Growth Award; the Governor’s Project Award for Conservation; and the Major Emphasis Award. Southampton garnered second place honors in the Single Service Project Award.

Several students also received individual awards. Sarah Giorgi won the Distinguished Officer Award, President; Warren Hastings won the Distinguished Officer Award, Vice President; Rebecca Giorgia for Distinguished Officer Award, Treasurer; and Breanna Ricks won the Above and Beyond Member Award. Cameron Francis was named the Lieutenant Governor for Division 21, making it the third-consecutive year that someone named Cameron from Southampton High School [Cameron McHenry] held the position.

The aforementioned students, as well as their peers who participated in the convention, were sent a letter of congratulations from Southampton Superintendent Dr. Alvera J. Parrish.

“Thank you again for all that you do to help Southampton High School be successful,” Parrish said.