Key Club is the largest student-led organization in the world, with over 270,000 members in over 5,000 schools in the 38+ countries. With the focus of "Caring-Our Way of Life", Key Clubbers serve the community though service and fundraising. We work with four major organizations throughout the year (UNICEF, March of Dimes, CMN, and Ped. Trauma Program) to raise millions to save children from life threatening diseases.
Here at McNair, we are part of the Division 27 North Grizzlies. Grizzlies are 1/6 of Region 16, which is part of many other regions making up the California-Nevada-Hawaii District, the LARGEST Key Club district in the world.
CNH is the only district to share borders with another district, the CNH KIWIN'S!
Key Club was started in Sacramento High School in 1925!
On Saturday 36 McNair students (AcaDuckies) participated in the San Joaquin County Academic Decathlon competition, competing against all of the other county teams in their knowledge of this year’s topic: Health and Wellness. They did an exceptional job by bringing home a First Place in the Club Division. This is the first time we have won first place two years in a row, and the AcaDuckies were thrilled to finally break the “curse”.
Several students also brought home individual awards. A note on individual awards, our team is run as a club and they meet twice a week to learn the material; other teams have classes, so they learn every day. Winning an individual award, for our kids, is very challenging as they are up against students who have had more time to learn. Be sure to congratulate:
Kim Veasna Chung: 1st place in Math, Division 2 Ximena Aragon: 1st place in Economics, Division 2
Division 1: Vivian Huynh: 3rd place in Essay and 2nd in Interview Kaillou Jauregui: 3rd place in Math and 2nd place in Social Science Aaliyah Valenzuela-Ali: 1st place in Math Daud Afzal: 1st place in Economics in Varsity Neil Pichay: 1st place in Economics in Scholastic Sereynekea Seng: 1st place in Literature
A BIG THANK YOU to Kat Ollenberger and Alex Perez and the counseling department for their consistent support and help—the kids and their coach appreciate it immensely.
A shout out to Middle College and their coach Andrea Giannone for winning first place in Class and 1st place overall—they are headed to State. There are only two teams representing Lodi Unified and we won all of the big awards.
Have a great day! Thank you for supporting our team.
Academic Decathlon Coach
AP Literature and AVID Teacher
Health Career Academy Teacher
Ronald E. McNair High School
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
― Dr. Seuss