Key Club is an international service organization in which high schoolers help their communities and build leadership skills. And on Saturday, November 12, thousands of high school Key Club students from Southern California, Nevada, and Hawaii came together for an exciting event: Fall Rally South. Fall Rally South is a day where Key Clubbers around the CNH district (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) come together at Six Flags Magic Mountain to showcase their spirit of service, fundraise for the Pediatric Trauma Program (PTP), and meet new members and leaders from the district.
One way Key Clubbers demonstrate their Key Club spirit and pride is through the cheer sessions in which ten to twenty divisions, each consisting of hundreds of students from specific regions, rally vigorously to express their division pride. At these cheer sessions, key clubbers raise money for PTP by “auctioning” off Lieutenant Governors, the representatives of each division. Students represent their respective divisions by wearing specific division gear such as t-shirts and hats, or by dressing up as the mascot that represents their divisions. Some mascots include unicorns, koalas, narwhals, and white tigers. Key Clubbers would also engage in “spirit battles” against different divisions while waiting in line for a rollercoaster or while strolling across the park.
“Fall rally is a great time for all members to come celebrate all the money raised for Pediatric Trauma Program. Not only did I get to meet people from all over CNH, but I was able to see the passion that everyone has for key club,” expressed Joyce Kim, the lieutenant governor for Division 16 North. “My favorite memory was definitely observing all the members from the state. It was truly inspiring to see everyone so spirited and having a great time,” Kim continued.
Fall Rally was an exhilarating day for many, encouraging students to look forward to more Key Club events. “High school students should join Key Club in their schools because they will be able to find their ohanas and learn what service truly means and how it impacts others,” Kim encouraged.