RHS Key Club’s International Trophy displayed; Thirst Project explained Tuesday night

Citlalli Almejo-Ponce, president of the club, is pictured along with Vice President Joey Martinez, Treasurer Isaac Almejo-Pomce, Key Club District 10 Lt. Governor Miracle Gardner, and class representatives Kameron Murfitt and Amy Hambrick, plus Science instructor Brady Beers, sponsor of the club. Photo h/t Ernie Over

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Six members of the Riverton High School Key Club presented their trophy and reported on their success at the recent International Convention of the organization in Chicago.

Citlalli Almejo-Ponce, president of the club, attended the meeting along with Vice President Joey Martinez, Treasurer Isaac Almejo-Pomce, Key Club District 10 Lt. Governor Miracle Gardner, and class representatives Kameron Murfitt and Amy Hambrick, along with Science instructor Brady Beers, the sponsor of the club.

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Martinez said the club won the Single Service Award in the Bronze category for it’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner project. He said 726 meals were distributed in the Riverton and Shoshoni areas this past Thanksgiving. “We won at district and then went to Internationals and won there,” he said, “they called out the winners, we didn’t win third, we didn’t win second and when first place was announced, I was stunned, there were many great projects. (Sponsor) Brady Beers told me to go up and get the trophy and I went up  there like a happy little kid!”

Superintendent Terry Snyder said the honor “was very deserving.”  Snyder said when he  first came here, he could not believe how large the project was, how it went so smoothly and the number of community volunteers. It is a great thing to do for  the community and you should be very proud of it.”

Gardner then reported on another project the club is currently raising funds to complete. “It is the Thirst Project to address the world-wide water crisis,” she said. “We are raising $12,000 to have a well drilled for a village in Swaziland. We’re getting pretty close.” Gardner said a team from the Thirst Project will come to RHS on September 11th. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said.

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