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Henry Clay junior Emily Howard elected 2018-19 governor of Kentucky-Tennessee District Key Club

A junior from Henry Clay High School, Emily Howard, will serve as 2018-19 governor of the Kentucky-Tennessee District of Key Club International. She was elected during the March 16-18 district convention, which happened to be in Lexington in 2018. “Because our organization is student-led, I had to speak in front of five groups of club-elected delegates and answer any questions they had during caucusing each night about how I wanted to change the Kentucky-Tennessee District for the better,” said Emily, who also attends Opportunity Middle College.

Emily Howard

More than 350 Key Clubbers from across Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia met to explore “Service Out of This World,” a space theme that inspired the young leaders to go above and beyond in serving others. For instance, the attendees made some 100 blankets for the Shriners Hospitals for Children and collected more than 100 pounds of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

“One of the main focuses of this convention is to elect the new board and talk about our love for service,” Emily said. “However, we also like to give recognition to the clubs who live by the Key Club motto, “Caring – Our Way of Life.”

Henry Clay earned third place in Overall Club Achievement in the bronze division (fewer than 35 members) and kudos for serving as the convention’s co-host club. Henry Clay also received a Single Service Project Award for “Halloween in the Halls,” where teachers’ children collected candy, listened to spooky stories, and played games.

In addition, the K-T District recognized Frederick Douglass High School’s group as a newly chartered Key Club.

From Fayette County Public Schools

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