Service Opportunities

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Photo provided by Kim Saunders

Members of Key Club discuss new service opportunities at the spring reatreat. Every year the group works together to brainstorm ways to help the community.

   As the school year begins, service organizations such as Key Club, National Honor Society start volunteering in the community. There are annual service opportunities and new occasions to volunteer for students in these organizations.
   “[NHS] officers are meeting August 28 and our first NHS meeting will be sometime in the first part of September,” NHS sponsor Sally Clemmons said. “Students have to get fifteen service hours between the beginning of the year and we cut it off at the end of spring break.”
   Throughout the year, NHS takes group trips to the East Texas Food Bank to package food items or hand out food.They also help throughout the year with fundraisers for different organziations.
   “We just had the Wings of Eagles clay shoot that I had some students volunteer at,” Clemmons said. “As of right now, we have ongoing Lindale learning lab, we have the local food bank and the food bank in Tyler.”

   I am very excited for all of these great opportunities we are going to have”

— Brayden Gill

Key Club will be helping set up for the Hope Haven Gala and serve food in August eighth. Another new opportunity is the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) in which boxes are packaged with necessities during the holiday season.
   “I am very excited for all of these great opportunities we are going to have,” co-treasurer of Key Club Brayden Gill said. “I am especially excited for OCC because we are going to assemble boxes full of Christmas stuff and general necessities to be sent to another country.”