Key Club Goes Online

By Lynn Lee, Staff Writer

Key Club’s advisor, Mr. Katz, has been contacted, virtual elections have been held, meetings and events are being planned: Key Club is now in session! Key Club is an international service program that has reached thousands of high schools in more than 38 different countries. Quartz Hill High School is just one of many schools involved in Key Club. It aims to provide students with unforgettable high school experiences while working with others. Members get to use their leadership skills to help make the world a better place through service.


This year’s Key Club officers are Destiny Solis, as president. Lynn Lee, the vice president of Key Club. Hana Enriquez, the secretary, Ariana Pelayo, the historian, and Francesca Ryu, who is in charge of public relations. These officers have planned events to help support our community while social distancing. 


To help the community, Key Club does service projects. Some projects include making holiday cards, cleaning up schools or parks, volunteering, and so much more. Not only do service projects help our community, but it also allows members to earn service hours, which are mandatory for members to participate in larger events. In a typical year Key Club events include   Fall Rally and Awake-A-Thon; however, COVID-19 has interrupted these plans. In their place, QHHS’s Key Club has planned many other fun events that will take place this year. 


Even with COVID-19, during summer vacation, QHHS Key Club partnered with SOAR High School to help distribute food and write thank you cards for the AV Hospital Staff. These cards were dedicated to the staff to thank them for working so hard and being so brave during coronavirus.


Although COVID-19 has forced Key Club to continue online, Key Club participated in a Chipotle Fundraiser that raised over $100. Members went to Chipotle at the Antelope Valley Mall, where they ordered food and told the store they were supporting the fundraising event. Additionally, Key Club members made dog toys as their first service project online! Through a Google Meet, members all talked and watched video tutorials on making dog toys, which will be donated to dogs in local parks. After members make the toys, they will be collected in a  box located in front of Enriquez’s. Hopefully, these toys will help bring a little cheer into the community when we all need it the most.


Even though Key Club is online, the club boasts more members than ever and can further help the community. Make sure to follow @qhkeyclub and @d38wkeyclub on Instagram to get more information!