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Scecina's young Key Club grows stronger


  Scecina Key Club president Corinne Maue stands beside her likeness  on the "100 Wall" at  Kiwanis International in Indianapolis. Kiwanis created the wall of images for its 100th anniversary celebration this year. 

By Corinne Maue '16

Hi, I’m Corinne Maue and a senior at Scecina. I am the president and a founding member of Scecina’s Key Club, one of the newest extracurriculars Scecina offers. Key Club is a service club supported by Kiwanis International, with the core values of caring, inclusiveness, character building, and leadership.

This June, I attended a meeting at the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis, from which we are sponsored. The primary purpose of this meeting was to induct the new Key Club officers for each of their sponsored schools, and to congratulate the winners of college scholarships they offer. One of our Key Club members, Andi Douthitt ’15, won the Mason Bell Scholarship, which is given to a senior who demonstrates excellent citizenship, respect for others, and displays leadership. The Northwest Kiwanis Club gave us our start, and we were grateful for this meeting an opportunity to thank them again.

Scecina’s Key Club got its start in May 2013, thanks to Mrs. Alyssa Chase-Rebein. Mrs. Chase-Rebein is a Scecina parent, and is involved with the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis. Kiwanis is an international volunteer organization headquartered here in Indianapolis, which is dedicated to serving our community. Kiwanis sponsors Key Clubs, the high school version of a Kiwanis club, throughout the nation. As a member at Northwest Kiwanis, Mrs. Chase-Rebein saw the opportunity to bring a Key Club to Scecina, and our club was given its spark. After months of formation, we were officially chartered in January 2014 and have been working to serve Scecina and the Indianapolis community ever since.


  Scecina's Key Club officers (front row, from left) Adviser Larissa Biela, Ria Rebein, Lea Thompson, Lauren Ryan. (Back row, from left) Brandon Schroedle, Sean Murphy, Maggie Mayer, Corinne Maue.

Being in Key Club has been an incredible experience, and I have learned so much from it. I have served as president of our Key Club for the 2014-2015 school year, and will continue in this position until I graduate in May. My fellow officers (Ria Rebein ’16, Maggie Mayer ’16, Lea Thompson ’16, Brandon Schroedle ’16, Sean Murphy ’16, and Lauren Ryan ’16) and I are thrilled to lead the club this year, and are making plans to improve upon our service from last year.

This past year, we have worked hard to complete many different service projects. Some of these included making Valentines for Veterans, cleaning Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Scecina batting cages, and leading our second annual Coat Drive for Catholic Charities. Our goal for the 2015-2016 school year is to complete at least one service project per month.

We, the members of Key Club, would like to thank the Scecina students, faculty, and community for their support and welcome any students wanting to join us. If you have any questions, please email us at scecinahskeyclub@gmail.com or stop by our weekly Tuesday morning meeting.

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