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Hannibal Key Club Welcomes New Members

The Key Club at Hannibal High School recently inducted new members at a formal ceremony.

Key Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis International, is a nationally recognized service club whose members are dedicated to their school and community.

Superintendent Donna Fountain speaks to the Hannibal Key Club about the importance of giving back to others. Key Club is an international, student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.
Superintendent Donna Fountain speaks to the Hannibal Key Club about the importance of giving back to others. Key Club is an international, student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.

As a club, Hannibal students organize an annual Halloween party for the community, help with the Christmas Bureau, spring community cleanup and Winter Ball.

Key Club officers were also inducted as retiring officials prepare to graduate. During the ceremony retiring officers spoke of the importance of leadership, honor, character, caring and creativity.

In an especially heartfelt moment, Key Club President Natasha Waloven handed off her title to her sister, Sydney Waloven.

Natasha hopes to start a Circle K Chapter at Lemoyne College, where she will attend in the fall.

Officers-elect include Samantha Eddy as Vice President, Olivia Cacchione as Treasurer, Kassi Jones as Secretary, and Ashley Mills and Alexis Lathrop as Editor.

Four outstanding distinguished service awards were also given during the ceremony to Natasha Waloven, Malena Scott, Gabrielle Griffin and Alexis Lathrop.

Graduating seniors were given a medallion to wear at graduation in June.

The incoming Hannibal Key Club members include: Harley Allen, Callie Cacchione, Adam Dennison, Samantha Eddy, Abby Harrell, Samantha Holmes, Kassi Jones, Alexis Lathrop, Katherine Martinez, Jared Mason, Charlie McCraith, Erin McFarland, Amanda Miano, Ashley Mills, Megan Norris, Shelby O’Brien, Anthony Putsky, Hannah Svereika, Ana Tenance, Dallas Voss, Joslyn Utter, Vanessa Waldron, Abby Weldin and Katie Woodworth.