Key Club lieutenant governor strives for improvement across schools

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With over 100 active Key Club participants at Conestoga High School, senior Lucie Song, the current Lieutenant Governor of Key Club, continues to serve as the communicator between the district committee and the school clubs of Division 20.

By Becky Tang, Staff Reporter

With over 100 active Key Club participants at Conestoga High School, senior Lucie Song, the current Lieutenant Governor of Key Club, continues to serve as the communicator between the district committee and the school clubs of Division 20.

Consisting of Conestoga, Great Valley, and Phoenixville High Schools, as well as Renaissance Academy and Downingtown STEM Academy, Division 20 is presided by the Lieutenant Governor, a position that Conestoga students have held for the past three years. Although this position comes with many responsibilities including directing all divisional meetings, creating monthly newsletters, and attending Board meetings, Song feels that the position has brought her to experience much more in the community.

“It’s a really good opportunity to make new friends across the state and across the country. There’s a ton of just really cool service projects, Song said. And it’s just a really welcoming and nice community. So I really enjoyed this position.” 

One of Song’s most important jobs is to train officers at the school level and keep them updated on any district or international news about Key Club. She also supports the school clubs as much as possible by holding training sessions for leadership roles and providing new service opportunities around the community.

  In addition, Song also creates and delivers a newsletter every month using the program, Canva, to further connect the Division 20 community. In it, she details upcoming events and new ideas, as well as international partners of Key Club. With the making of newsletters, Song has seen improvements in her design and communication skills.

  “My leadership skills have greatly improved, I made a ton of new friends by just organizing and managing service activities and Key Club. I would also say that my graphic design skills have improved so much because of (newsletters).” Song said.

  Key Club members who are interested in applying for the Lieutenant Governor position must first fill out a Statement of Candidacy and obtain signatures from the school club’s president and teacher advisor. Then, they must prepare and present a two-minute speech to around twenty people at an election.

There are also higher positions that Lieutenant Governors may apply for, such as District Governor, or even international representative. With the many leadership roles that the Key Club offers, Song expresses her positive stance on the non-profit organization’s possibilities.

“It’s a really nice ladder of leadership opportunities that are available in Key Club, and it is a really welcoming community,” Song said.

Overall, Song highly recommends that students who even have the slightest interest in the position to consider applying as they will be able to gain valuable experience even if they are not elected eventually.

“I feel like in Key Club especially, or in any other leadership positions, you just have to go for it,” Song said. “You never know if you might be able to get the position and you’ll gain a lot of experience and a lot of new opportunities by applying.”

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