During the 67th annual Leadership Training Conference for Key Clubs around the state, Shaker High School junior Hanna Nichols was elected Governor of the New York District. Nichols will now oversee 230 Key Clubs throughout New York. Key Clubs are the largest student led community service organizations in schools internationally.
“I think good time management skills and prioritizing everything will be key,” said Nichols. “Obviously my school work has to come first, but Key Club is something I’m very passionate about, so that will be a close second.”
Nichols has been a member of Shaker’s Key Club since her freshman year, and has held the positions of Vice-President and Lieutenant Governor. Now as District Governor, Nichols will be responsible for the overall operations of the district board and holding board meetings throughout the state. Her territory ranges from Albany to Buffalo, and from the Canadian border to New York City.
“I’ve worked with Hanna for three years and she’s amazing,” said Shaker Key Club advisor, Linda Mancuso. “She’s the most passionate, responsible student who always follows through.”
Nichols says joining Key Club transformed her life, allowing her to gain self confidence. She says she plans to major in public affairs in college, and looks forward to holding this leadership position for the next year. During the conference, she also received an Outstanding Lt. Governor award for her work with District 16.
In addition, Nichols and fellow Shaker students Sophia Casabonne and Angelica Mehta received a Distinguished Key Clubber Award. The club itself received a Major Emphasis Award. Congratulations to all!