BUG Mildred Helms
Largo/Mid-Pinellas Kiwanis President Bruce Blazej, along with members Linda Bullerman, Veronica Ekrem, and Mary Black gave out awards on June 4 to seven third grade students at Mildred Helms Elementary who increased their grades in at least one subject, while maintaining their other grades in the Kiwanis BUGs Program (Bringing Up Grades) the club sponsors at the school. The Kiwanis members, along with members of the Largo High School Key Club, served as mentors for the third graders to help them improve their grades. The Kiwanis members brought a cake, juice, and other prizes for all of the 18 third grade students in the program to celebrate their participation. The seven children who improved their grades were also awarded a certificate and a specially designed t-shirt.
Largo Key Club Scholarship recipients
The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas awarded three $500 scholarships to graduating members of the Largo High School Key Club at the Largo High School Awards Ceremony on May 30, 2012. Receiving the scholarships from Kiwanis Club President Bruce Blazej and Key Club Chairman Dr. Regina Bennett were Marcus Morgan, son of Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Morgan of Largo, Kimberly Tavares, daughter of Janine Tavares of Clearwater, and Rachael Walsh, daughter of Jennifer Walsh of Clearwater. Each of these students will graduate with a GPA of over 3.5, and have participated in many service projects while in Key Club. In addition to Key Club, Marcus was a member of Leadership Largo Team, the Swim Team, and the Senior Council. Kimberly was also a member of National Honor Society, the Varsity Swim Team, and Junior Achievement. Rachael was also on the Swim Team, Varsity Soccer, Track and Field Team, and Senior Council.
Key Club is a high school club sponsored by a Kiwanis club to provide students with experience in leadership, organizing skills, and community service. The students pay nominal dues, elect officers and directors, hold weekly meetings throughout the school year, and choose their own service projects and raise funds to meet them. Some of their activities this past year included Habitat For Humanity, Spooktacular, Pawfest, Tag Day, Largo Christmas Parade, and mentoring 3rd grade students at Mildred Helms Elementary for the Kiwanis BUGs Program (Bringing Up Grades).
K9 Murphy graduates
We are very pleased to announce the K9 Graduation Ceremony for K9 OfcPatrick Newbill and K9 Murphy! Ofc. Newbill and Murphy have spent the last four months at the St. Petersburg Police K9 Unit learning their new
The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas is one part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas performs many community service projects in Largo and Mid Pinellas to help serve children. If you are interested in performing community service and helping children in Largo and Mid Pinellas, we encourage you to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas here on our site and welcome you to join us for a meeting. Check our Information page or Activities Calendar for information about our meeting day, time and place.