Key Club attends the district conference in Orlando

Sophomore Marisa Atwell views the Key Club  board searching for the latest news about Key Club. (Photo: Lambert)

Sophomore Marisa Atwell views the Key Club board searching for the latest news about Key Club. (Photo: Lambert)

The weekend of April 4-7, Lecanto High School’s Key Club made their way to Orlando for DCON (District Conference)  to receive  information about next year and get recognized for what they have done in their year of service.

Key Club is a student-led organization that provides students with the opportunity to give and get community service and develop leadership skills that are needed in the future.

Students who attend DCON can receive rewards  for things that their club has done over the year, meet other students in Key Club from across the state, learn ways to strengthen their club, and even celebrate the year at the Governor’s Ball.

Some students who attended this event feel like they gain a lot of helpful information for their next year in Key Club.

“At DCON I gained new information and ideas  about how to run the meetings and the club for my upcoming year as president,” junior Hailey Homes-Ray said. “I feel like with this information I gained, I will make Key Club even more successful then it has been over the years.”

But the main event that happens at the district conference is the Governor’s Banquet. It is there that old district officers are taken out of office and the new are inducted in.

Key Club adviser JoAnne Jacobson also felt like the students got their information that they needed to be successful next year in their officer positions.

“Lecanto High School’s Key Club attends every year.  This year we had 7 students attend. New officers were trained in their positions.  Upon returning to school they begin their duties, and we prepare for the retirement of our current officers.  The Key Club Officer position is a year-round position of leadership that runs from March of the current year to February of the following year.” Jacobson said.

Many students in Key Club can not wait for the opportunity to go next year.

“I can not wait to be able to attend the district conference next year,” junior Cheyenne Shilling said. “I love hearing every one who went tell stories about it, and I think it will be an enjoyable experience.”