Key Club of Lake Region High School

Lake Region High School has been home to Key Club since the school first opened in August 1995. A Charter Ceremony was held in the school's food court on October 17, 1995. Rebecca Haines, Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven, served as Lt Governor for the local Florida Kiwanis Division (10) and installed the Key Club's Founding Officers:

1995-1996 LRHS Key Club Charter Officers

  • Mandi Bariley, President
  • David Rivera, Vice President
  • Beth Pearson, Secretary
  • Jennifer Lingenfelter, Treasurer

Janet Williams served as the Key Club's first Faculty Advisor under Founding Principal Stephen White. The Club's Charter was presented by Key Club Division (10) Lt Governor Kelly Gainer.

Projects carried out by the LRHS Key Club in its first year

  • Paint Your Heart Out Winter Haven
  • Key Club Haunted House
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Regency Medical Center Christmas Support
  • Migrant Children Projects
  • Adopt-a-Class at Jewett Elementary School
  • Winter Haven Festival of Trees
  • Spirit Contest, LRHS Thunderbration
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Saint Patrick's Day Carnation Sales

The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven provides college scholarships for graduating high school seniors from sponsored Key Clubs. In 2016, The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven Foundation partnered with the Polk Education Foundation to endow three $1,000 Key Club scholarships.

Scholarship recipients from the Key Club of Lake Region High School

Past LRHS Key Club members now active in Winter Haven Kiwanis

  • Craig Clevenger, c/o 2001
  • Ali Hamtaee, c/o 1998
  • Vincent Miller, c/o 2001

 

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