Westlake High School senior Hanna Tegel earned the Robert F. Lucas Award at the Key Club Ohio District Convention held April 12-14 in Columbus. The award recognizes outstanding leaders that have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Hanna was appointed as a Lieutenant Governor of Key Club in April 2012, overseeing 9 schools in Division 14 – Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls, Rocky River, St. Joseph Academy and Westlake high schools.
As part of the award, Hanna had to fulfill 11 requirements, including holding a divisional training for the club officers that explained the officer responsibilities, how to improve relations with Kiwanis, and emphasizing programs and youth opportunities. Hanna also had to perform 50 hours of service to her home, school and community; publish 10 newsletters in her division; visit every club in her division; hold five divisional meetings; and work to increase the number of active clubs.
Hanna will continue on to Circle K – the collegiate arm of Kiwanis – when she attends Thiel College in Pennsylvania this fall. She intends to pursue an international politics/political science double major.
Key Club is a Kiwanis International high school program that teaches leadership through service. Hanna first joined the program through Builders Club, the middle school arm of Kiwanis.