Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bonner Springs club earns regional award for service to school and community

BONNER SPRINGS, KAN. – Nine members of the Bonner Springs High School KAY Club attended the KAY Regional Conference this week, taking home one of the area’s highest honors.

The group received the Blue Award, recognizing the students’ leadership and service to their school, community, and nation in the 2013-2014 school year.

The Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) is a character-building, leadership training program directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

The nationally acclaimed organization provides students an opportunity to learn to assume their citizenship responsibilities and to enrich their personalities through various programs. The programs emphasize four areas of service: school, community, nation and world.

Ryne Huff, sponsor of the BSHS KAY Club, says the students are genuinely excited to help others.

“KAY is an incredible opportunity for these kids, for some it’s the first time they’ve been able to lend a helping hand to someone,” said Huff. “We have continually grown as a club here at BSHS and are looking forward to another great year.”

The group is now working with other KAY clubs around the Kansas City Metro for a regional service project. The BSHS KAY club hopes to earn the organizations top honor, the Gold Award, at next year’s conference.