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Thursday December 20, 2018 at 3:59pm Age: 179 days
Category: District, High School


Every December, Minisink Valley High School Key Club make time out of their busy academic and extra-curricular schedules to give back to their community.


“Christmas is the time of giving, and as a club we wanted to do everything we could to for people in need,” said Club Vice President Julia Ratynski.


Together, they collected non-perishable soups for the Westtown Food Pantry, gloves and hats for St. Margaret Soup Kitchen and shelter in Middletown--and  created holiday ornaments for Greenville’s Carlucci Home. “We wanted to make their holidays brighter,” said President Sarah Cerutti.


“Even though we don’t know these people personally, they are part of our community and we want them to know we care,” Club Secretary Kaitlin LoSauro added.


As part of Key Club International, Minisink Valley K-Club members are dedicated to service and focused on developing their leadership skills. Current club officers are all seniors and well aware that a new chapter in their lives will soon begin.


“The time just flew by,” said Club Webmaster Matthew Peifer. “I’m going to miss the anticipation of our club meetings. We only meet once a week and I really look forward to that. School isn’t the same without Key Club.”


Treasurer Valerie Moore acknowledges the role K-Club has played in developing her spirit of giving and of service. “It taught me the importance of thinking about those less fortunate and gave me opportunities to help."


Founded in 1025, Key Club International supports the transformation of high school students as they graduate and become the world’s next class of leaders.