Canyon High School students give back in the Panhandle Spirit
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:00:00 GMT —
Canyon High School students are working together in the Panhandle Spirit to make their school campus an community a better place. They're doing that by volunteering their time. Pronews 7 is featuring their good deeds in this week's Region 16 Spotlight on Education.
At Canyon High School around 50 students participate in Key Club.
"Key Club is an international organization affiliated with Kiwanis international. Key Club is one of the few organizations where you can start at a young age when you're in high school and when you go to college you can start Circle-K and when you're an adult you can continue to serve as a Kiwanis," said Faculty Advisor, Lance Culbert.
"Key Club is a community service organization. We do community service projects in and around the area," said Key Club President, Josh Collins.
Some of the projects they participate in is cooking for families at the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo, cleaning up and recycling around the Canyon High School campus, and helping with community projects like the Cancer Relay for Life.
"I remember we had a social where we had made a fleece blankets for the rainbow room. And I remember that social a lot of fun, we watched movies and we all made blankets together and the blankets are so comfortable it was nice to know that these kids are able to enjoy this blankets like we did," said Key Club Editor, Abby Caviness.
"It's a lot of fun to work with people my age and just work toward making the community better," said Membership Liaison, Olivia Hartman.
Kiwanis International even gives out scholarships to students every year. It's a school working together to make an impact in others lives.