Riverhead Key Clubbers take home honors at annual conference

COURTESY PHOTO | Riverhead High School Key Club members with the awards they received at the Leadership Training Conference in Albany.

Riverhead High School’s key club took home a slew of honors during the annual Leadership Training Conference for New York Key Clubbers in Albany earlier this month.

Riverhead’s Key Club members competed with 800 other members statewide in various categories for the awards.

The Riverhead club took home first place in the poster contest, third place in the non-traditional scrapbook competition and first place in the bronze division for a single service project for their “Going Green” presentations on littering to third-graders. The Riverhead Key Club was also noted as a “distinguished club” and its four officers, president Samantha Gao, vice president Melissa Kujawski, secretary Kaylin Gill and treasurer D’aja Mitchner were honored as “distinguished key club members.”

Key Club, an extension of the Kiwanis Club, is the oldest and largest service program for high school students in the nation.