Cayman’s Key Clubs shine at district conference

| 16/04/2019 | 0 Comments
CMS Local Life
Members of John Gray High School Key Club

(CNS Local Life): A contingent of 45 Key Club members representing five schools in Cayman joined more than 2,200 other young people from the Florida District at the annual Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) in Orlando held 4-7 April, with many of the students earning awards, and the Cayman Islands named outstanding division.  

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman sponsored the attendance at the conference of the 45 members who come from Key Clubs at Cayman Prep and High School, St Ignatius Catholic School, John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School and Triple C School. The annual event celebrates service and the achievements of the clubs over the year.

Attending DCON allowed Key Clubbers to take part in and benefit from the district officer elections, club officer and member training, keynote and motivational speakers, individual and club awards for dedication to service, zone caucuses, and social events, said a Kiwanis Club press release. DCON also offered leadership training, and the opportunity to share experiences with members of other clubs and gain a better understanding of Key Club International. 

As part of the overall recognition of the Cayman Islands, Lieutenant Governor Leah Robinson, from the John Gray High School Key Club, “did an excellent job ensuring that all the Key Clubs on island worked together to make this division outstanding”, Kiwanis said in the press release. Robinson was named the Most Outstanding Committee Chair and received the Leader of Leaders award and Outstanding Lieutenant Governor award. The new Lieutenant Governor, Dayanah Sobrun, was pinned at the awards banquet.

The John Gray club was also honoured with first place in the Single Service award, tying with Cayman Prep; the Governor’s Citation and the Pride Report Submission, the UNICEF and the Keys to Educate banner patches.

The club secretary, Jada Whorms, was recognised for her dedication to submitting monthly pride reports on time and was awarded Distinguished Secretary.  Carson McField was the only club member presented with a Distinguished Member pin for completing more than 85 hours of service.

In addition to the first place tie for the Single Service award Cayman Prep brought home third place in the Major Emphasis award and first place for the Kiwanis Family Involvement award patch. The club was also presented with the Governor’s Project and UNICEF banner patches. Cayman Prep’s Zolla Jones earned the Distinguished Club President award and the club secretary, Dinara Perera, was recognised for her dedication to submitting monthly pride reports on time.

St Ignatius Key Club member Alle Ann Sobrejuanite won first place for the Club Video award and schoolmate Samruddni Tagalpallewar earned first place in the Club Poster award. Club secretary Nilakni Jayasekera was recognised for her dedication to submitting monthly pride reports on time.

The Triple C Key Club was presented with a Club Membership Growth award, and club secretary Krista Buck was recognised for her dedication to submitting monthly pride reports on time.

The Clifton Hunter Key Club was presented with a Club Membership Growth award.

For more information about Key Club go to its website. For more information on the Kiwanis Club and volunteer opportunities go to its website or email president@kiwanis.ky

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