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Scecina Key Clubbers serve at Buddy Walk

  Members of Scecina's Key Club helped organizers of the 2015 Buddy Walk in Indianapolis. Students set up the food tent with tables and chairs, and also served food, hauled trash and performed other chores.

More than 25 members of the Scecina Memorial High School Key Club volunteered at the Buddy Walk to support Down syndrome Indiana and Down Syndrome Awareness in Downtown Indianapolis. The walk kicked off  on a sunny October morning at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park and walkers proceeded along the Canal.

Scecina Key Clubbers showed up at 6:30 a.m. to help set up the food tent, tables and chairs. Volunteers also served food, broke down boxes, hauled trash and took everything back down after the event.

The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

“The Buddy Walk is near and dear to my heart,” said Key Club President Corinne Maue, a senior whose younger brother, Evan, has Down syndrome. “It has been a 10-year commitment for me, and I was glad to introduce it as a tradition for our club.”

This is the second year the Scecina Key Club has taken part in the Buddy Walk, and the second year Corinne organized the volunteers.
More good news: Buddy Walk organizers were glad for the Key Clubbers’ help. “Some of them even went out of their way to thank us,” said junior Mary O’Connor.

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family,Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities throughout the world. Key Club’s core values are caring, inclusiveness, character building, and leadership.

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