HANNIBAL – Nearly two dozen Hannibal High School students recently made a commitment to continue serving their community and school as they were inducted into Key Club.
During a ceremony in the Hannibal Central School District’s Lockwood Auditorium, school administrators and staff lauded the inductees for their contributions and citizenship.
Principal Stephen Dunn and Superintendent Christopher Staats offered words of encouragement and expressed their gratitude to the current and incoming membership.
“We’re so proud of all of you for what you’re doing on behalf of the school and community,” Staats said.
Outgoing Key Club President Sam Eddy also addressed the inductees and current members.
She noted how proud she was to be involved in an organization with such a positive reputation and whose members serve with dignity and integrity. She urged her peers to not take anything for granted.
“In high school there are a lot of firsts, a lot of lasts and a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes,” Eddy said. “Try to absorb (everything life has to offer).”
Following Eddy’s speech, Kiersten Lathrop was sworn in as the organization’s president, while Katherine McCraith, Jordan Jackowski and Ashlee Norris were installed as remaining Key Club officers.
Club co-adviser Ken Greenleaf then welcomed the new inductees as they recited the Key Club Pledge to continue a life of service.