Hannah Wilson, Staff Writer – A select few Lecanto High School [LHS] Key Club members attended the Florida District Education and Leadership Conference [DCON] April 5 through April 8. The conference educated attendees on better understanding the mission of Key Club International while offering valuable tips and leadership training.
Key Club is an interactive club that is geared to motivate aspiring young leaders. The club also strives to serve the school and community while focusing on developing core values.
“It was an experience that was not only super informative, but also full of fun,” said Key Club adviser Katherine Reynolds.
The conference also emphasized on leadership and building a generation of charismatic and compassionate leaders.
“DCON was a great experience. I learned so much about [how] team work and being prepared is key” ,said sophomore Jacob Issacs. “It was so cool to be in a place where there is 2,000 other people who have the same motivation and drive to help schools and communities,” Issacs continued.
Some saw it as a good opportunity to meet and create bonds with new people who have similar interests.
“I loved being able to meet new friends who are like-minded and share the same views”, said junior Mackenzie Kauffman. “I learned that helping others is in human nature and the conference brought together people who embraced that nature,” continued Kauffman
The conference taught the students a lot of valuable tips on how to serve the community we live in and how to better themselves individually and as a club.
“One thing that I took away from DCON this year was that I should choose happiness and do what I can to be helpful,” said sophomore Ashlynn Pozzi. “I also learned various ways of keeping [my] service active over the summer, not just during the school year.”
DCON was a success for the Key Club students of LHS and members eagerly await going to the conference next year.