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Delhi launches Key Club
Delhi KEY Club pic
Delhi Key Club vice president Gurjit Rehal (sitting) and member Daniella Guerrero prepare pumpkins as part of a community service project. The Key Club is one of Delhi Highs first service-related clubs on campus. The pumpkins will be delivered to a local nursing home and to seniors who live alone. - photo by JONATHAN MCCORKELL / The Journal

This school year the Delhi High Key Club was officially established as one of the school’s few service-related organizations on campus.

Last year Delhi High School was approached by the Turlock Kiwanis Club and member Joe Blanc and asked if students would be interested in such a club on campus. There was a very positive response.

Sophomore Miguel Mendoza stepped up and volunteered to get the club up and running under the umbrella of the “VOICE” after-school program. Working alongside VOICE and the Delhi Helping Hawks student membership, the Key Club has now grown to more than 25 students.

“Miguel is incredibly motivated and he really wants to make this work. So far the kids have participated in quite a few activities on campus and in Delhi,” said Blanc.

In just a few short months the Key Club has written get well cards for patients at Children’s Hospital in Madera, held a car wash that raised $250, collected backpacks for an elementary school in Ceres, attended a Key Club rally at Six Flags, and participated in a downtown Delhi clean-up effort.

“This is a good opportunity for students to help the community and also to earn community service hours,” said Key Club vice-president Gurjit Rehal.

For more information on VOICE and the Key Club, call 656-2050 ext. 5169.

To contact Jonathan McCorkell, e-mail jmccorkell@turlockjournal. com or call 634-9141 ext. 2015.