Chalmette Key Club Brings Home Awards From District Convention

Key Club advisors and officers celebrate their achievements at convention. From left to right: Alison Schroeder, Olivia Simmons, Tyler Sanchez, My Linh Hoang, Scotty Thornton, Truc Hoang, and Michael Hudmon.

The Chalmette High School Key Club has a long-standing tradition of excellence in serving the community of St. Bernard Parish. That excellence was recently recognized as the club attended the 75th annual Louisiana Mississippi West Tennessee District Convention for Key Club International.

Alison Schroeder, the sponsor of the CHS Key Club, said the club has had a successful year for many reasons.

“We have created a tradition of achievement with Key Club at the district level over the last five years,” Schroeder said. “For the fifth consecutive year, we were awarded the Single Service award for an outstanding service project and also have been recognized as a distinguished club.”

Schroeder said the club has also extended its leadership reach to the district level.

“We are proud that we elected our fourth district officer from CHS over the past five years at convention this year,” she said. “Having representation on the district board allows these students a voice and a leadership role at a higher level. CHS has created a tradition of producing these young leaders who are capable of serving at this level, and we could not be more proud.”   

Other convention achievements include first place Single Service, third place Major Emphasis Award, Distinguished Club Award, Governors Project Award, and Quarterly Service Award.  In addition, many members competed in contests, including freshman Dakota Sievers who advanced to the final round of the Talent Show during the convention.

“We are proud of all the students who worked to represent our club and school at convention this year,” Schroeder said. “We always return with new ideas and inspiration to continue the work we do.”

CHS Key Club officers for 2017-2018 were president My Linh Hoang, vice president Scotty Thornton, secretary Truc Hoang, and treasurer Olivia Simmons; Tyler Sanchez served as Division 4A Lieutenant Governor.  Michael Hudmon and Alison Schroeder serve as faculty advisors and Charlene Abadie serves as Kiwanis advisor from the St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club.   CHS Key Club 2018-2019 officers will be president Scotty Thornton, vice president Truc Hoang, secretary Quynh Tran, treasurer An Bui, and bulletin editor Christina Daza; Olivia Simmons will serve as Lieutenant Governor.

Convention participants from Chalmette High School Key Club celebrate their awards at district convention.