The KAY Club members of Rose Hill High School have been busy with several service projects during the last two weeks. Among them was a fundraising event during the week of November 2 through 6. Fruit smoothies were sold during lunch to raise money for the Veteran’s Memorial that will be placed at Rose Hill City Hall. The club raised $116.00 which was presented to Rose Hill City Administrator, Austin Gilley, on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
KAY Club board members and officers traveled to Mulvane High School on Tuesday, Nov. 10 to attend the regional conference. The theme of the conference was “Hooked on Service.” Members that attended were president Gabby Farris, vice president Kendra Baldridge, secretary Jenna Lasher, treasurer Skyla Thomas, board members Morgan and Hunter Gunnarson, Michaela Rollins, Eric Tinkler along with sponsors Teri Koester and Janis Engels. Rose Hill High School received the Gold Award, which is the highest recognition a KAY club can earn.
During the conference, students attended breakout sessions and learned about service opportunities for New Leaf Counseling Center, Ronald Mc-Donald House, Kansas Humane Society, Saint Francis Community Services, Kansas Food Bank and the Alzheimer’s Association. Ideas were presented explaining how music can help with memory. Studies have found when favorite music is played from their younger years, residents were able to converse for a short time. The KAY Club would like to ask if anyone has old i-Pod shuffles or Mp3 players that they would be willing to donate. Students will record Big Band music on them and then take them to Fountainview Nursing Home.