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Southridge students form Key Club

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Southridge High School in Kennewick has formed a "Key Club."  Key Club is a Kiwanis International group that does community service projects and promotes leadership.

Many other high schools already have a key club, so the students at Southridge were excited to start one.  Their staff advisor, Phill Dron, says 45 students have joined so far.   He says, "We have kids that want to do stuff for the community.  They don't wait for other people to do things for them.  They want to be contributing to their society."

Ashley Nielsen is the student president.  She says she joined for many reasons.  "I know within my own religious views and within my own family, it's really important to help other people and make other people happy. That's how you become happy is helping other people."

The club is planning to do at least one major service project every month.  This month, they're raising money for UNICEF, which helps children in developing countries.  Their goal is to raise at least $500 in October.