The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas awarded three $500 scholarships to graduating members of the Largo High School Key Club at the Largo High School Awards Ceremony on May 30, 2012. Receiving the scholarships from Kiwanis Club President Bruce Blazej and Key Club Chairman Dr. Regina Bennett were Marcus Morgan, son of Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Morgan of Largo, Kimberly Tavares, daughter of Janine Tavares of Clearwater, and Rachael Walsh, daughter of Jennifer Walsh of Clearwater. Each of these students will graduate with a GPA of over 3.5, and have participated in many service projects while in Key Club. In addition to Key Club, Marcus was a member of Leadership Largo Team, the Swim Team, and the Senior Council. Kimberly was also a member of National Honor Society, the Varsity Swim Team, and Junior Achievement. Rachael was also on the Swim Team, Varsity Soccer, Track and Field Team, and Senior Council.
Key Club is a high school club sponsored by a Kiwanis club to provide students with experience in leadership, organizing skills, and community service. The students pay nominal dues, elect officers and directors, hold weekly meetings throughout the school year, and choose their own service projects and raise funds to meet them. Some of their activities this past year included Habitat For Humanity, Spooktacular, Pawfest, Tag Day, Largo Christmas Parade, and mentoring 3rd grade students at Mildred Helms Elementary for the Kiwanis BUGs Program (Bringing Up Grades).