Members of the Los Alamos High School Key Club with Sponsors Kathy Boerigter, Morrie Pongratz and Don Casperson. Courtesy photo
Members of the Los Alamos High School Key Club swept the awards at the 63rd Annual Southwest District Convention April 13-15 in Chandler, Ariz.
The District Convention is a way to train new members and vote on the 2018-2019 board. Training sessions included topics like fundraising, service projects and ways to get other members involved. One of the biggest components of the convention, however, is recognizing members, clubs and advisors for their tremendous work throughout the year.
The LAHS Key Club is a part of the Southwest District Key Club, which is a student-run organization. There is a Governor, Secretary, Treasurer and Bulletin Editor for the entire district, all of which are positions held by high school students. The Southwest District is divided into 16 smaller districts; LAHS is a part of the Sangre de Cristo District, along with Santa Fe and Las Vegas schools. LAHS senior Sonya Svyatskaya was voted the new Lieutenant Governor for the Sangre de Cristo district.
More than 400 key club members from West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona attended the convention, and according to Key Club Sponsor Kathy Boerigter, it is the only time the entire Southwest District comes together.
“We had a great time and thank you to Steve Boerigter (husband) for driving one of the suburbans all the way to and from also,” Boerigter said,
Listed below are the awards won by the LAHS Key Club:
- 1st place Single Service Project (collected more than 1,200 books and raised more than $500 for African Library Project)
- 1st place prepared speech (Leah Wolfsberg)
- 1st place video
- 2nd place Achievement report (gold division = 63 to 85 members)
- 2nd place Talent show (Isaac Ronning and Sonya Svyatskaya)
- Governor’s Award (raised $1,500 for Lupus) thanks to Fundraising Chair Mackenzie Rogers!