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2020 District Board Awards

by NEBD Key Club on 05/21/20

Outstanding Lieutenant Governors

Kelli Black, Division 2
Lydia Tucker, Division 5
Kristina Jutras, DIvision 6

Distinguished Lieutenant Governor

Savannah Millay

Governor's Award

Emily Cheung, District Projects Chair

Administrator's Award

Grace Jarell, District Secretary

2020 Award Winners

by NEBD Key Club on 04/24/20

Outstanding President Awards

Brianna Fortin, Marshfield High School, Marshfield, MA 
Phoebe Lyons, Kennett High School, North Conway, NH 
Sana Mohammad, Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield, CT

Outstanding Secretary Awards

Deirdre Flanagan, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA 
Sarah Glennon, Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 
Margaret Miller, Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Outstanding Officer Award

Ethan Curtis, Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Advisor Award

Mrs. Lydia Leimbach, Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, ME 
Mrs. Cynthia Perham, Kiwanis Club of Fairfield, CT

Sandy Nininger Awards

Isabelle Aengenheyster, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA
Jillian Poirier, Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 
Nadia Van Dyne, Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Membership Recruitment Poster Contests

Digital Poster Contest 
2nd Place - Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 
1st Place - Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield, CT 

Non-Digital Poster Contest 
3rd Place - Greenville High School, Greenville, ME 
2nd Place - Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT 
1st Place - Pembroke High School, Pembroke, MA

Promotional Video Contest

3rd Place - Marshfield High School, Marshfield, MA 
2nd Place - Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 
1st Place - Danbury High School, Danbury, CT

Talent Contest

1st Place - Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Year in Review Scrapbook Contest

Traditional Scrapbook 
3rd Place - Southington High School, Southington, CT 
2nd Place - Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, Orange, MA 
1st Place - Greenville High School, Greenville, ME 

Non-Traditional Scrapbook 
1st Place - Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Essay Contest

3rd Place - Emily Roberge, Wareham High School, Wareham, MA 
2nd Place - Quynh-An Vo, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA 
1st Place - Grace Ruddy, Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Oratory Contest

2nd Place - Ava Sullivan, Wareham High School, Wareham, MA 
1st Place - Samuel Alkalay, Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Local Publication Contest

3rd Place - Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT 
2nd Place - Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA 
1st Place - Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Major Emphasis Contest

3rd Place - Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 
Foxcroft Key Club teamed up with their local Kiwanis Club to host a toy drive to benefit local children in need during the holidays. 
2nd Place - Greenville High School, Greenville, ME 
Greenville High School Key Club planned fundraisers throughout the year to raise money towards a freshwater well through the Thirst Project. One fundraiser was a change war with the elementary and middle school students.
1st Place, Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 
Manchester Central High School Key Club set up a food pantry in their school and collected donations of food and money from students, staff, and the community.

Single Service Award

Bronze Division (0-35 Members) 
3rd Place - Greenville High School, Greenville, ME 
2nd Place - Canaan Memorial High School, Canaan, VT 
1st Place - Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, Orange, MA 
Mahar High School set up a competition between school advisory groups to see who could collect the most food for local families in need at Thanksgiving.

Silver Division (35-60 Members) 
2nd Place - Wareham High School, Wareham, MA 
1st Place - Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA 
Mystic Valley hosted an “Instructional Day” for students in grades 3-6 to learn science, health, and wellness through projects taught by Key Clubbers. 

Gold Division (61-85 Members) 
3rd Place - Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 
2nd Place - Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 
1st Place - Dexter Regional High School, Dexter, ME 
Dexter High School Key Club planned a night to sleep outside to raise money and awareness of homelessness in their local area. 

Platinum Division (86 or more Members) 
2nd Place - Marshfield High School, Marshfield, MA 
1st Place - Kennett High School, North Conway, NH 
Kennett High School Key Club planned an “All Nighter for Charity” event to raise money for the District Projects.

Membership Growth Contest

Bronze Division (0-35 Members) 
3rd Place (tie) - Beverly High School, Beverly, MA 
3rd Place (tie) - Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, MA 
2nd Place - Waterford High School, Waterford, CT 
1st Place - Joel Barlow High School, Redding, CT 

Silver Division (35-60 Members) 
3rd Place - Manchester Memorial High School, Manchester, NH 
2nd Place - Hampden Academy, Hampden, ME 
1st Place - Seekonk High School, Seekonk, MA 

Gold Division (61-85 Members) 
2nd Place - Stevens High School, Claremont, NH 
1st Place - Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 

Platinum Division (86 or more Members) 
3rd Place - Wilton High School, Wilton, CT 
2nd Place - West Springfield High School, West Springfield, MA 
1st Place - Joseph Foran High School, Milford, CT

Monthly Report Contest

Bronze Division (0-35 Members) 
3rd Place - Manchester High School West, Manchester, NH 
2nd Place - Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, Orange, MA 
1st Place - Canaan Memorial High School, Canaan, VT 

Silver Division (35-60 Members) 
3rd Place - Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA 
2nd Place - Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT 
1st Place - Wareham High School, Wareham, MA 

Gold Division (61-85 Members) 
3rd Place - Malden High School, Malden, MA 
2nd Place - Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 
1st Place - Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 

Platinum Division (86 or more Members) 
3rd Place - Joseph Foran High School, Milford, CT 
1st Place (tie) - Kennett High School, North Conway, NH 
1st Place (tie) - Marshfield High School, Marshfield, MA

Annual Achievement Award

Bronze Division (0-35 Members) 
3rd Place - Sanford High School, Sanford, ME 
2nd Place - Canaan Memorial High School, Canaan, VT 
1st Place - Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, Orange, MA 

Silver Division (35-60 Members) 
3rd Place - Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA 
2nd Place - Wareham High School, Wareham, MA 
1st Place - Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT 

Gold Division (61-85 Members) 
3rd Place - Manchester Central High School, Manchester, NH 
2nd Place - Dexter Regional High School, Dexter, ME 
1st Place - Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 

Platinum Division (86 or more Members) 
3rd Place - Southington High School, Southington, CT 
2nd Place - Marshfield High School, Marshfield, MA 
1st Place - Kennett High School, North Conway, NH

Distinguished Key Clubs

Dexter Regional High School, Dexter, ME 
Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 
Kennett High School, North Conway, NH 
Manchester High School West, Manchester, NH

Diamond Distinguished Key Clubs

Canaan High School, Canaan, VT 
Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT 
Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, Orange, MA 
Sanford High School, Sanford, ME 
Wareham High School, Wareham, MA  

Scholarships, District Project Awards, District Board Awards, the George R. Whitney Leader of Leaders Award, the District Key of Honor, and the Governor's Appreciation Award will be announced later.

Paul Tasho Scholarship

Rachel Gardella, Hampden Academy

Timothy F. Daly Scholarship

Sana Mohammad, Fairfield Warde High School

DECON 2020 Webinars

by NEBD Key Club on 04/07/20

During the weeks of April 6 and April 13, we will be presenting the workshops that we planned for the District Educational Conference as webinars.  You can access them through:

Here is the schedule for the week on April 6:

Monday, April 6 at 6:00 PM - Secretary Training
Presented by Grace Jarell, Kelsea Brasseur, and Sydney Sheehan

Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 PM - Editors, Webmasters, and PR Chairs Training
Presented by Ava Jarell and Rachel Gardella

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 PM - President and Vice President Training
Presented by Andrew Kirdahy, Mia Rollins, and Kailey Casl

Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 PM - Key Club 101
For new Key Club members and Key Clubbers who are new to the District and International.
Presented by Alfie Tsang, Joey Merly, and Lydia Tucker

Wednesday, April 8 at 6:00 PM - Creating a Well-Integrated Community through Volunteering
Establish valuable relationships between your Key Club and local community organizations and school systems by drawing on our own experiences as a Key Club
Presented by Gabe LeBlanc and Tia Guay

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 PM - Key Club Online
Learn new ways to advertise and organize your Key Club online, including Canva, Google, resources from Key Club International, and social media.
Presented by Lydia Tucker

Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 PM - Key Club Growth
Explore techniques to develop your Key Club to get more members and participation.
Presented by Kelli Black and Joey Merly

Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 PM - Membership Retention
Presented by Ava Jarell

Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 PM - Key Leader
Presented by Joy Hanlon

Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 PM - It Doesn't Take a Wizard to Run for Office
Learn about what it takes to run for office and hold a District Position
Presented by Grace Jarell and Jonah Cote

New District Board Elected

by NEBD Key Club on 04/07/20

At a District Board meeting on April 4, the new 2020-2021 District Executive Board was elected:


District Governor Lydia Tucker (Laconia, NH)
District Secretary Nicholas Yang (Seekonk, MA)
District Treasurer Emily Cheung (Portland, ME)
District Bulletin Editor Kristina Jutras (Scarborough, ME)

Click on "Leadership" above to see all of our new District Board members.

Key Club DECON is Cancelled

by NEBD Key Club on 03/11/20

Our Key Club Leadership Team has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While we had hoped to move forward with our District Educational Conference, it has become increasingly clear to us that we will be unable to do so. Many school districts are restricting travel and field trips and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has advised that all large events not be held. Therefore, we are canceling this year's District Educational Conference.

The health and safety of our students, advisors, and volunteers will always be our first priority. We know that this cancellation is upsetting, especially for our students who have worked so hard over the past year. Our 2020 DECON looked promising with nearly 800 registrants, a new format for workshops, and an amazing keynote speaker. We hope that your Key Clubs will all be back in 2021 to make our next DECON even more special for our students.

We are still working out the mechanics of canceling a DECON and appreciate your patience. Below are some details that we can share now:

Refunds
Thanks to our longstanding relationships, both the Tower Square Hotel and Sheraton Hotel have generously agreed to let us out of our contracts with no charge this year. This means that we will be able to provide full refunds to all attendees. District Financial Counselor Tim Daly will process these refunds over the next couple weeks.

Elections
Pursuant to our bylaws, in the absence of a District Conference, the District Board will elect officers for next year. Most Divisions have already elected their 2020-2021 Lieutenant Governor, so we will ask the 2019-2020 District Board to elect a Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Bulletin Editor for the 2020-2021 year. We will hold an online meeting of the 2019-2020 District Board to complete this process and ask all declared candidates to attend the meeting to speak and answer questions from the District Board.

Contests
We intend to hold District Contests remotely to the extent possible. We will extend the deadline to submit entries until April 3 and accept entries from all Key Clubs in our District. We will send out additional information on how to submit entries by mail or email soon. We will be asking for adult volunteers to judge contest entries remotely. We will mail all awards to the respective winners. You will hear more from Brian Cofrancesco about this shortly.

Workshops and Speakers
We are currently exploring formats that we can use to present the keynote speech and all of the incredible workshops in a webinar format. This will likely take place over a couple weeks in April and will be available to all Key Clubs in our District. More details on this coming soon.

Future Events
We are continuing to monitor this situation as it pertains to our 2020-2021 District Board Training in April. In addition, Key Club International is monitoring as it pertains to Key Club International Convention in July.  We will have more details about those events in the coming weeks and months.


We understand that this is very disappointing—we feel it too. We are proud of our District and our student leaders who served their communities with distinction this past year. Thank you to each of you for all you do for your students and for Key Club. We look forward to seeing many of you in 2021!