Olivia Lowry, a Junior at Hoisington High School, has been selected to serve as Area 6 KAY President. Olivia’s selection took place at the Nov. 7, Regional Conference hosted by the Goddard High School KAY Club.
The Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) is a character-building, leadership training, service organization directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. This nationally acclaimed organization provides students an opportunity to learn to assume their citizenship responsibilities and to enrich their personalities through well-organized programs. These programs emphasize four areas of service: school, community, nation and world.
The KAY program is available to any KSHSAA member school students. The local organization is under the direction of the school principal who, in turn, appoints a sponsor(s) to lead and guide the club program. The Hoisington High School KAY Sponsor is Susan Lowry.
Olivia has served the Hoisington High KAY Club as the Vice-President. Selected for her dedication and years of experience with the KAY program, she will serve the KAY Clubs of Southcentral Kansas. Among her duties will be to attend a training meeting in Topeka, write
up to three newsletters for the clubs she serves, attend KAY Leadership Camp, July 23- 27, and help conduct the 2012 Area 6 KAY Regional Conference.
“We are honored to have Olivia Lowry serve as a KAY Area President”, said Cheryl Gleason, KSHSAA Assistant Executive Director and KAY State Director. “Her strong background in the KAY program, her proven leadership and enthusiasm for serving others will serve as a valuable motivator for the KAY Clubs of Southcentral Kansas.
The KSHSAA offers the KAY program to Kansas students, through its member schools, as a means to “make a world of difference” for current and future generations.