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Key Club training held

Key Clubbers had the opportunity to learn more about their leadership roles during a recent workshop held at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.

Students from Fort Dale Academy and Greenville High School head about the important relationship between the two clubs.  Participants heard from Huntingdon College Director of College and External Relations Luke Ates, who spoke about characteristics leaders should have. Huntingdon College Senior Vice President of Institutional Development and Alumni Affairs Anthony Leigh spoke about civic duties and Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn spoke then addressed the group about selfless service.

“I think the Key Club officer training went extremely well,” Joshua Cortez, a Greenville High School student who is Lt. Gov. for District 17 of the Alabama Key Club, said. “I enjoyed seeing many of our youth coming together and wanting to make a difference in our community. Many students want to take part in Key Club because it is a way for them to give back to our community. They truly enjoy helping others.”

Cortez said the training was a great opportunity for the students to learn about leadership and the investment in leaders of tomorrow.

“I believe this training somewhat started a fire in some of the students to impact their community in a positive way,” Cortez said. “Also both Greenville High School and Fort Dale Academy Key Clubs pledged to raise $560 each for Children’s Hospital.”

Cortez said he was grateful to all who helped make the program possible.

“This event could not have been a success without the help of Greenville Kiwanis coach Any Brown, First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, Greenville High School Tiger Representatives, and our local Key Clubs,” Cortez concluded. “I would also like to give a special thanks to all of our guest speakers from the Greenville Kiwanis Club, Huntingdon College and the Greenville Police Department.”