The Ozark High School Key Club wrapped up their school year with over 4,300 combined hours of service to their community.
The Club worked with multiple local charities and organizations in a variety of capacities including Care 2 Learn, Ozark Half Pint, Ozark Police Department, Kiwanis Club of Ozark, the Ozark Chamber of Commerce and the Ozark Booster Club.
However, the club wasn’t just only out to serve organizations. In addition to their work with known groups, the members of the Key Club also mowed lawns and pulled weeds from yards of community members who may have been unable to do it on their own. They also picked up trash from along roadways and other areas to help clean and beautify their community.
“Developing a servant’s heart and mindset is my #1 goal with these students,” Key Club advisor Sara Floyd told OI. “A drive to serve one’s community and the greater good is so important to teach to ALL students who are the future of the community, the country and the world.”
The Ozark High School Key Club began in 2014 under a partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Ozark. The group has been so successful that a Key Club at Ozark Junior High school began this year.
Each member of the group has to serve a minimum of 50 hours to the community during the school year. The recipient of their Top Service Hours Award this year, Allison Gargus, had over 160 hours in service.
“Being in Ozark Key Club has been a wonderful experience and I am so glad that I joined this year,” senior Gargus told OI. “I wish I had sooner because there were lots of fun volunteer opportunities and memorable experiences. “