Kelsie Hoppes, who will be a senior at Astoria High School, has been elected to the Key Club International Board of Trustees. Her election took place at the Key Club International Conference in Washington, D.C., July 6.

She will serve on the board with 13 other high school students from around the country and outside the U.S. during the 2013-2014 school year. Her role includes serving as a leadership liaison to other Key Club Districts within the U.S., and she will also serve on international committees in support of the mission of Key Club.

Hoppes leaves later in July for a week of training in Indianapolis.

“I am very excited,” she said.

Local Kiwanis clubs in the Clatsop and Columbia County helped sponsor her trip to the International Conference, and supported her throughout her high school years in Key Club.

Her AHS Key Club advisor is Kerry Strickland, who Hoppes commends for her help and encouragement.

A member of the AHS Key Club for the past three years, Hoppes has also served as the Pacific Northwest Division 67 lieutenant governor and during the 2012-2013 school year as the Pacific Northwest District Key Club secretary.

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership, and assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world.

Key Club International members assist in a single area of need.

The current service initiative, “The Eliminate Project,” allows Key Clubbers to join forces with Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

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