Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 18, 2013

New Builders Club established at Wurtland

Staff report
The Independent

FLATWOODS — The Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County has established a new Builders Club at Wurtland Middle School.

The charter for the new youth organization was presented to the school last week while the charter members of the club witnessed the presentation.

Accepting the charter from Kiwanis President Jennifer Lynd and Kiwanis vice president and Builders Club liason Jason Bailey were Rachel Schneider, who will be the faculty adviser to the group, Dan Imes, principal, and Eric Keeton, assistant principal.

This is the second Builders Club to be sponsored by the East Greenup Kiwanis Club. The other is at Russell Middle School under the faculty leadership of Abby Francis.

East Greenup also sponsors Key Clubs at three high schools: Russell, Raceland-Worthington and Greenup.

Builders Club is an international organization for middle school students with the philosophy of building character and developing leadership through community service. The vision is to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service.

The clubs elect their own officers, conduct regular meetings and establish their own committees and goals. Projects are developed by the members and conducted under the supervision and advice of a faculty advisor, school administrator and the sponsoring Kiwanis Club.

Builders Clubs operate under the motto “Building Leaders,” and strive to meet standard objectives — which include the opportunity to work together in service to their school or community, to develop leadership potential, to build a strong and moral character and to encourage loyalty to school, community and nation. The new club has 85 charter members. They are:

Alexis Coffey, Haley Preston, Logan Cooper, Hayden Coffee, Michael York, Clara Nichols, Gabby Polkowski, Aaron Tolliver, Shelby Clark, Kalub Harlow, McKenzie Leadingham, Lakota Logan, Maci McGinnis, Patricia Campbell, Destinie Hayward, Emmah Vanover, Saule Gollihue, Ally Mays, Caitlin McCleese, Danielle Cranfill, Gabby Frazier, Tara Potter, Keira Kovack, Hunter Carroll, Emily Pollitt, Haley Newman Kaya Crossley, Kerri Stewart, Sarah McGuffin, Nicole Sturgill, Ashley Black, Stephen Gerber, Lillian Bennett, Vanessa Polkowski, Chelsey Childers, Elijah Coldiron, Rachel Stephens, AJ Hamm, Kaitlyn Kovack, Ashley Brown, Shelby Ballard, Levi Piper, Makenna Griffith, Cassidy Coburn, Dalton Purnell, Heidi Litteral, Katie Howard, Alyssa Bays, Mackenzie Mulkey, Sarah Howard, Lane Tackett, Alissa Sparks, Jacob Willis, Heather Robinson, Leslie Hurst, Christian Neace, Shyann Bertram, Austin Newman, Dustin Huff, Cody Glover, Jacob Mayes, Reese Binton, Hali Banks, JP Meade, Brittany Thorne, Melissa Rister, Brittany Pennington, Tyler Newman, Ashley Kiser, Morgann Lake, Chandler Bays, Michael McSorley, Shaylyn York, Kylie Brown, Jameson Polley, Laura Clendenin, Jimmy Gartin, Alesia Boyd, Zach Spears, Ryan Braden, Cory Culver, Matthew Nolan, Megan Jenkins, Christian Kazee and Emilie Hurst.