Bay High Key Club makes a difference!

The Bay High Key Club excels in service, leadership and award-winning at the annual Ohio District Leadership Conference.

The Bay High Key Club seems to get bigger and do more good work each and every year.

During this school year, its 94 members have completed more than 1,200 hours of service, and together with Bay Village Kiwanis and other school organizations, have donated more than $37,730 to local and worldwide efforts, including Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, March of Dimes, UNICEF, St. Baldrick's, The Eliminate Project (International Kiwanis project to eliminate maternal/ neonatal tetanus) and the local Fill This House for teens aging out of the foster care system. They have also collected numerous other items for various other charity drives such as Jared Boxes, Clean Your Closet, KIWI Kits, and Jeans for Teens. 
Bay High Key Clubbers also prove themselves each year at their Ohio District Leadership Conference, which is equivalent to a state competition. Students winning trophies were Laura Colagiovanni (first place for K Family Service Tri Board – Jared Boxes), Tori Hamilton (first place for Major Emphasis – Eliminate Project), Emily Haskett and Alex Randall (second place for video contest), Katherine Kotora (second place for Single Service – Knickerbocker), Jessica Mosier (second place for Poster Contest), and Ameera Venkataraman (second place for Traditional Scrapbook). Recognition certificates were awarded to Ian Janos (Kiwanis Sponsorship Award), Branson Stang (Teacher Appreciation Week), and Hannah Wittkopf (Key Club Week). The entire Bay High Key Club came in second in the state with their contributions of $7,050 for The Eliminate Project.

Bay High junior Claire Mercer, who has served this year as the Ohio District 14 Lt. Governor, received the Governor's Excellence Award and was named the Robert L. Lucas Outstanding Lt Governor. She is Ohio's District Nomination for International Trustee, competing in California at the International Conference this July in Anaheim.

Bay High sophomore Branson Stang was installed as the Ohio District 14 Lt. Governor for the coming academic year.

The students' advisor is Anita Bauknecht, family & consumer sciences teacher at Bay High School.

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 10:11 AM, 04.15.2014