Hartsville Key Club reactivated
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, the Kiwanis Club of Hartsville celebrated the reactivation of the Key Club at Hartsville High School (HHS) with the presentation of a check for the reactivation fee to student representatives of the club and their faculty advisors. The check was presented by Kiwanis president John Benjamin and Kiwanis Key Club liaison Johnny Andrews. The check was received by Jacob Burges, HHS Key Club president; Jude Yates and Jacob Pulling (student liaisons with the Kiwanis Club of Hartsville); and HHS faculty advisors Christie Burgess and Derrick Nelson. The HHS Key Club has been reactivated with 38 members. The HHS Key Club had become inactive because of Covid-19 restrictions.
Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Key Club members around the world are learning how to lead and stand for what’s right through service and volunteerism. In partnership with their local Kiwanis club, high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities.
The core values of the Key Club are: a) Leadership grounded in humility and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers; b) character built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities; c) caring and compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action and service to one’s community; and, d) inclusiveness as people of all backgrounds and ethnicities are welcome to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.
In the attached picture, Kiwanis Club of Hartsville president John Benjamin is holding the check in the center. To the right from John in the picture is Johnny Andrews. To the left from John is HHS Key Club President Jacob Burgess, then student liaisons Jacob Pulling and Jude Yates, then faculty advisors Derrick Nelson and Christie Burgess.
The other Kiwanis club of Hartsville members pictured are, left to right, Louis Yount, Howard Tucker, Wade Fletcher, Jack Josey, Cliff Bellum, Dave Carlton, Craig Weber, Larry Gantt, Brad Griese, Herb Roos, Patrick Rogers, Jay Davis, Dick Conner, Bill Morrison, Jonathan Lee, Benson Driggers, Antonio DeRidder, Nancy McGee, Bert Guerry, Wickie Wheeler, and Steve Road.