August 21, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

No, They Don’t Make Keys…

Some Key Club members smile for the camera.

Some Key Club members smile for the camera.

In Ms. Malatesta’s room on Mondays at lunch, enthusiastic students debate charities to support, apparel ideas, and fundraising events as members of the Key Club.

San Mateo’s Key Club was first chartered in 2012 and led by Joey Wong, now at Boston University. Starting off with a small amount of students, the club has grown to 47 members. Key Club is the high school division for Kiwanis International, a service organization found in 80 countries.

“As Vice President of Key Club, I know that being a part of it is a fun experience, because of the fun events that are planned by Kiwanis and other high school clubs in the division,” said Andy Kwong, sophomore. Some of the events that the club has participated in include a tree planting, food drive, coastal clean-up, and a holiday shopping trip with underprivileged children.

The main goal of the Key Club throughout the school year is to raise money for the Eliminate Project. Kiwanis has paired up with Unicef towards the goal of eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills 60,000 babies each year and leaves those who live with a painful life ahead. To do this, the organizations are raising $110 million for what is needed to stop this problem.

The club is planning to fill up the rest of the school year with fundraisers and other awesome events with the rest of the division, D34 North. Not only can a member of this club make new friends here at San Mateo, but also meet teens from other schools in the Bay Area and even all around the world. Also, volunteer hours can come in handy for P.E. or the Jefferson Awards.

“Key Club is a real, transcendent feeling that can only be achieved by participating. From the fun-loving club community to the feeling of helping others, Key Club is definitely a way to give back to the world, all whilst helping yourself,” said Nathan Kruse, sophomore and new member this year.

Stop by Mondays at lunch in Room A202. Who knows? This may be the “key” to a whole new world of outstanding service.

 

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