A group of 38 students and seven
chaperones from various local high schools attended the annual Florida District
Convention to conclude the Key Club year.
Cayman Prep, St. Ignatius, John
Gray High Schools, as well as Triple C sent students to the event.
This year’s convention saw 2000
attendees, with the Cayman Islands being the only island nation represented.
They also travelled the farthest to attend the convention that was represented
by schools of the Florida District.
However, Key Club Lieutenant
Governor Gabriella Roberts remarked, “The one-hour plane flight and the four-hour
bus ride there and back were worth it in the end.
Key Club is the largest service
programme for high school students. It is student-led and teaches leadership
through serving others.
Members of the Key Club
strengthened their leadership skills, gained invaluable experience involving
service, meeting new people and learning about the different service projects
that can help improve their community as a whole, according to Ms Roberts.
She added that the teenagers maintained the highest standard of behaviour
and carried themselves with pride at all times.
“They attended all meetings and
workshops on time and with a professional manner.”
Ms Roberts said while on the trip they had learned about “Operation
smile,” which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and
other facial deformities for children around the globe.
She said there was lots of fun on the trip in
addition to all the more serious subject matter and the group had a farewell banquet
to say goodbye to their new friends.
The new Lieutenant Governor was
installed at the banquet replacing outgoing Lieutenant Governor Danielle
Borden, who received the Leader of Leader Award.