By Marissa Pollack – Staff Reporter
From volunteering to winning numerous awards, Jonathan Law’s Key Club had an extremely successful year.
“It was another great year for the Law Key Club,” Key Club advisor Mr. Boynton said. “The seniors will be missed because they always leave us with a great nucleus for the upcoming year.”
Over the course of the year, the club volunteered at many events such as school awards nights, the Milford Oyster Fest, Salvation Army, food drives, football games, and the annual blood drive.
“The year went really well because we had a lot of new people join,” senior lieutenant governor Tyler Chavez said. “It was a lot easier to get people to sign up for service projects with so many members.”
At the club’s annual convention, The New England and Bermuda District Educational Conference, the club was awarded 2nd place in the video contest, 2nd place in monthly reports, and 1st place in single service for raising $4,010 for the Salvation Army.
“My favorite accomplishment and event was the district convention because we got recognized for all of our hard work,” Chavez said. “We were in a higher division this year but we still managed to be recognized and rewarded.”
The larger size of the club made it less challenging to find community service opportunities, but created higher demands for the club to thrive at convention.
“Our club has grown drastically since my freshman year which is a big accomplishment,” senior co-president Michael Jalaf said. “This was our first year in the platinum division which has a lot of competition and we did well winning some awards.”
Individually, junior bulletin editor Dominick Buccitti was one of three Key Club members in the district to receive the Sandy Nininger Award. Buccitti will serve as the Key Club’s president next year.
“It was an outstanding honor to be named one of New England’s best key clubbers,” Buccitti said. “Our Key Club overall did a great job.”
Junior Key Club secretary Christina Mohammed received the Outstanding Secretary Award at the convention as well.
“(I thank) my club for volunteering and doing so much for the community,” Mohammed said. “It made doing the secretary reports so much easier.”
The Key Club is looking forward to another successful and fun year next year. They want more students who are genuinely interested in getting involved to strengthen the club.
“Always remember – new members, new faces, and new ideas are always welcome,” Boynton said.