Club Spotlight | Key Club
by Amy Oliver
Key Club officers Jenna Brink, Shannon Mclaughlin, and Faiq Siddiqui show off the toys that were donated to the Toys for Tots fundraising drive.
As one of the largest clubs in Nottingham High School, the Key Club is responsible for a large amount of volunteer opportunities for students. By choosing to volunteer through the Key Club, students learn the benefits of charitable time. These volunteer hours are often considered essential for college acceptances, successful job applications, etc.
In the words of Key Club advisor Mr. Steve DiGiacomo, “The Key Club is an organization where students volunteer their time to help better the local community. Students have the option to volunteer at events taking place at Nottingham or events run by an outside community organization. In either case, students gain valuable experience volunteering, and truly understand what it means to give back to the community.”
In addition, the Key Club is one of Nottingham’s greatest networks for meeting new people. In new member Emily Katt’s eyes, “Key Club is a great way to get involved.”
To keep it running smoothly, the Key Club has a set of student officers. Among them is Faiq Siddiqui, senior and president of Key Club, who gave some insight into his experience after many years in Key Club: “Key Club has given me the opportunity to explore and meet other people. And most of all I have had an amazing time giving back to my Nottingham and Hamilton community. It is something I plan on pursuing in college.”
Any student interested in joining the Key Club should see Mr. DiGiacomo or Faiq Siddiqui.