Walsingham Seniors Recognized by the Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg recently recognized Bailey Ward and Kiely Curran for their outstanding service to the Key Club organization at their annual awards ceremony held on Wednesday, April 25th at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Bailey Ward received the "Teenager of the Year" Award/Scholarship for her outstanding academics and service. The "Teenager of the Year" award is given to one area high school student who best epitomizes strong academics and strong service to his or her community. Bailey participated in an extensive interview process to beat out other area high school students for the "Teenager of the Year" award. Bailey has been a member of the Key Club both here at Walsingham and at her school in Indiana before she moved to the Williamsburg area. Bailey spoke to the Kiwanis Club and asked the members if they want to "volunteer or be voluntold." She noted her experiences with children of special needs instilling a strong love for volunteering. Bailey continued her desire to serve in founding the Knitting and Crocheting Club as well as the Model United Nations Club at Walsingham. Bailey will attend the College of William and Mary in the fall.

Kiely Curran was the proud recipient of the "Delaney Award". The "Delaney Award" recipients must be a sophomore, junior or senior whose attributes fully represent the three tenets (Leadership, Service & Fellowship) that are the foundation of Kiwanis. Kiely has been an active member of Kiwanis since middle school, served as the Secretary, VP and will graduate as Key Club president this year. As president of the Key Club, Kiely has increased member involvement, planned and implemented one Key Club's most successful fundraisers, the Whiffle Ball World Series, and most importantly, inspired others to develop their heart for service. Kiely has been an invaluable member of Walsingham's community at large. Congratulations Kiely and good luck next year at Clemson University!

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