TRAVERSE CITY—Members of Fordson High School’s Key Club participated in the 64th annual Michigan District of Key Club Service Leadership Conference in Traverse City March 13-15. This year’s theme was service around the world.
Key Club members from all over the state came together to celebrate the year in service. Some of the workshops FHS Key Club members attended focused on packaging food for the needy, fighting hunger and public speaker training.
“It is important that our community knows of the hard work and achievements we received this past weekend,” said Fordson High School Key Club Advisor and language arts teacher Zinab Zriek. “Now people from around the state know who we are and what we stand for. I embraced the opportunity to show that, yes, most of our students are of Arab decent and Muslim; but we are caring, compassionate, motivating, loving and are Americans living the American Dream.”
FHS Key Club students took home awards and came in first place in several categories.
Key Club member Mohammed Ahmed received the Bulletin Editor award; Sarah Nasser won the treasurer’s award; Zeinab Bazzoun received the Club Poster award and Mohammed Abdulghani received a scholarship award.
The FHS Key Club was also honored with the Single Service Award for helping the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund raise more than $2,000 in the summer.
Zriek earned the Greg Smith Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. She is the first advisor in Michigan to receive the award.