Walton High Key Club celebrates 50th

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 05:22 PM.

In the seven years that Ealum has served as advisor, she has seen membership increase from dozens to more than a hundred.

"A large majority of our students see the importance of giving back," Ealum noted.

Students interested in joining the Key Club must have a 3.0 GPA and fill out an application explaining why they want to join as well as come up with their own community service project. Applications are sent to the Kiwanis (Key Club is a division of Kiwanis International) members for selection.

Walton High School has certainly made the Key Club name proud by ranking No. 1 out of 40 schools from Panama City to Pensacola.

The student-led organization has raised $7,500 for Toys for Tots and as of September, donated more than $500 to the Eliminate Project, a Kiwanis and UNICEF collaboration that provides tetanus vaccinations to less fortunate, pregnant women.

Brannon credits the success to 103 active Key Club members.

"We really surround ourselves with good people," he said. "And we couldn't do it without our advisor, and our Kiwanis advisor, Terry Schoas."



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