The Ward Melville Key Club demonstrated their unwavering talents as they swept New York State for the most awards at the annual Key Club Leadership Training Conference in Albany this March.
Competing against 87 clubs in attendance, and more than 230 clubs in the entire state, the team won second place in the Platinum Division of the Single Service Awards for Walk for Beauty, the Advocacy Award for Youth Awareness of Mental Illness, second place for Public Relations, Outstanding Governor’s project for their Water Walk to support the Thirst Project and 17 Distinguished Key Clubbers — the most in N.Y. State.
Additionally, Donna Yu, the chapter’s treasurer, became the first Ward Melville student elected to hold a New York statewide position (N.Y. District Treasurer), advisor Annette Goldberg won the Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award, and several students earned individual awards:
Shannon Dalton – Outstanding Club Secretary
Nicole D’Onofrio – Distinguished Bulletin Editor
Kyra Durko – Outstanding President for New York State
Erin McSweeney – Outstanding Club Vice President
Christine Shen – Distinguished Lieutenant Governor
Donna Yu – Distinguished Treasurer Award Winner