BY GARY LEE
Key Club announced its new cabinet members for the 2020-2021 school year on Mar. 16th.
This year, the elections took place virtually; students voted on each of the candidates over a connective shared platform. The new cabinet is currently working to expand the club during a distance learning environment. For executive positions, an interview occurs and then an electoral speech is performed in front of all members of Key Club. For appointed positions such as treasurer or historian, the cabinet individually appoints them.
According to Key Club president Jasmine Yang, becoming president of Key Club has been a long time goal of hers.
“Becoming president has been a dream of mine since my freshman year. This great organization has continued to serve our community through these difficult times, and having the opportunity to continue helping those around us really inspired me to want to try my hardest in order to become president in my senior year. Being able to make even more connections and create change in the world around us is what drove me to run for this position,” Yang said.
Additionally, as expressed by Yang, the Key Club experience is only defined by the people who are willing to actively shape it.
“I think that the greatest lesson I have learned throughout my years in Key Club is that the Key Club experience is only as good as you make it. I think that if people look through the clout-chasers and really immerse themselves in the world of Key Club, they can gain leadership skills, great memories, and amazing friendships you would not be able to get anywhere else. Becoming more active in a club with members from all walks of life and involving different schools can seem really daunting at first, but once you get over that fear, the entire community is super welcoming and not judgemental at all,” Yang said.
Moreover, as said by Key Club’s division executive assistant sophomore Katrina Liang, she is looking forward to the new changes that the new cabinet will bring in the future.
“I am very excited about the new cabinet and I can not wait to see what they will do next year. I hope that once quarantine ends they will be able to carry on the legacy of Key Club and as well as help the overall growth of the club,” Liang said.
In the words of Key Club treasurer freshman Erin Tran, the work of a cabinet member may be difficult but demonstrates excitement to be a part of the officer team all the same.
“I decided to become treasurer as I thought that this would be a great opportunity for me to understand more about the financial world. With this new responsibility, I feel that yes, it is a lot of pressure, however, I believe I am up to the challenge. I am excited to be a part of Key Club’s cabinet as I will push myself to work my hardest,” Tran said.
Key Club’s will host its regional Awake-A-thon from Mar. 26-27th.