BALTIMORE — The Key Club at Heritage Academy was awarded the Best New Club Award at the Capital Key Club District Leadership Conference March 8 to 10 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor.
The club, which has 24 members, was formed last year under the sponsorship of the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown.
Four students from Heritage — Bryce Nigh, Collin Poyle, Tristan Prejean and Abraham Strickler — attended the district convention to participate in workshops, hear motivational speakers and vote on next year's district officers.
In conjunction with Heritage Academy’s senior class, Spring Break Missions Team, Student Council and National Honor Society, Heritage Academy Key Club members have participated in numerous activities, including:
Restoration of a military tank, ship’s bell and anchor for the Funkstown Post 211 American Legion
Mission trips to Texas, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, to perform light construction work and teach vacation Bible school programs
Convoy of Hope assistance to local families in need of food, shoes and medical help
Project 320 walk/run at Antietam National Battlefield to raise funds and awareness for clean water needs in Third World countries
Annual food drive in January to help the Union Rescue Mission in Hagerstown
Setup of luminarias for Hospice of Washington County
Sorting food items for the Maryland Food Bank - Western Branch (Formerly Food Resources) warehouse in Hagerstown
Setup of Kris Kringle craft show at Hagerstown Community College
Bell ringing for The Salvation Army kettle campaign
9/11 flag commemoration project at Mercersburg, Pa., VFW Post
Baby bottle fundraiser for Hagerstown Pregnancy Center
Samaritan’s Purse shoebox project for underprivileged children
Hagerstown Kiwanis Club Rose Day fundraiser
Hagerstown Kiwanis Club eyeglass fundraiser
Key Club Ruby Tuesday fundraiser
Hagerstown Kiwanis Club Christmas party for underprivileged children
American Red Cross gift-wrapping at Valley Mall
Participating in North Hagerstown High School’s volleyball fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network
Heritage basketball theme night games and fan participation activities
Members also help out on school work days.
The club is planning a fundraiser at Sonic on Dual Highway Tuesday, April 30, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Ten percent of the proceeds from that time period will be donated to the club.
Heritage Academy is at 12215 Walnut Point West in Hagerstown.
For more information, call 301-582-2600.