Polk County Early College celebrates Key Club charter

Published 9:00 am Tuesday, April 11, 2023

On Thursday, April 6, Polk County Early College held a formal induction ceremony for the members of their charter Key Club. They were joined by Kiwanis Club President Linda Greensfelder, Key Club Sponsor Cam Lawrence, and member Stan Gibson. 


Polk County Early College students have always been active and volunteering in our local community, but  wanted to formalize those opportunities through the Kiwanis Club of Tryon. Kiwanis is “a volunteer organization dedicated to transforming our community and our world, one child and one family at a time.” 

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The Tryon Kiwanis Club graciously offered to sponsor PCEC students to start a chapter of Key Club, which is the facet of Kiwanis that operates at the high school level. Polk County High School already has an active Key Club; therefore, it is a welcome addition to Polk County Early College.    


Throughout the year, PCEC Key Club members have volunteered over 800 hours. Some community events the volunteers have staffed include the Foothills Humane Society Yard Sale, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Tryon Fine Arts Center events, Walk of Remembrance, the Sunny View Fall Festival, Polk County Toy Run, the PCEC clothing drive, Meals on Wheels, and Super Saturday. 


They also staff a free after-school tutoring program through Higher Academia. Individuals have helped the school, family members, friends, and neighbors with a wide variety of tasks. 


Polk County Early College would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Tryon for their sponsorship. 


Submitted by Kathleen Abraham