La Plata Key Club Earns Numerous Awards at District Convention

LA PLATA, Md. (May 12, 2010)—The La Plata High School Key Club, a student-led service organization, was recently named the 2010 Capital District Key Club of the Year. The annual award is presented to a Key Club in recognition of outstanding performance and community participation. The La Plata group was selected for the award from more than 215 Key Clubs in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

The La Plata High School Key Club has 108 registered members and is part of Division 22 in the Capital District. The Capital District is supported by the La Plata Kiwanis Club and serves more than 14,000 active club members from 215 clubs. Within the Capital District, each Key Club belongs to a division and corresponds with four executive members –- governor, secretary, treasurer and editor -– and 26 lieutenant governors that comprise the District Board of Trustees.

At the District Convention, La Plata senior Chelsea Stahl, who is one of 26 district lieutenant governors, was named the 2009-2010 Outstanding Board Member. Also receiving special awards were La Plata senior Kaitlyn Catalfano, who serves as the district editor and was named the 2010 Outstanding District Editor; Krista Back and Elani Back, sophomores at La Plata, were selected as Outstanding Above and Beyond Members for Division 22; and Jonnie and Gordon Mann, Kiwanis advisors to the La Plata Key Club, received the Dale Larson Kiwanis Advisor of the Year award.

The La Plata Key Club has worked on numerous community-oriented projects with organizations such as the Civista Health Foundation, Hospice of Charles County, the College of Southern Maryland, March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network and UNICEF. Additionally, club members have worked with Lifestyles of Maryland to provide donations, organized a fall and spring cleaning at the school, and volunteered time to assist with dinners at homeless shelters in the area.

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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