Circle K scores big win

Lily Casolaro

Staff Writer 

Troy University Circle K International received numerous awards at the 57th Annual Alabama District Convention in Mobile.

The convention was held from Feb. 27 to March 1.

Circle K International is the world’s largest student-led service organization focused on “service, leadership, and fellowship,” according to the group’s website.

Troy’s Circle K received 12 individual and club awards, which showcased the unique sacrifices of Alabama Circle K-ers.

Treasurer Shelby Lyons, Secretary Jordan Morris, and Junior Board Representative Katie Marshall received the David C. Womack Distinguished Club Officer awards because of their “exemplary services in club administration as a club officer,” the website said.

Jordan Morris, a sophomore science education major from Dothan and treasurer of Troy’s Circle K, said it was rewarding to be recognized at the convention.

“I enjoyed hearing about the successes of other Circle K clubs, and I am so proud of our club,” Morris said. “It was rewarding to know that my hard work was noticed, and I am thankful to the Circle K members for making my job worthwhile.”

Troy Circle K President Elizabeth Brazier received the Steve A. Means Distinguished Club President award for outstanding service as club president and placed first in the Impromptu Essay Contest.

She wrote on the topic: “If you could create one large-scale service project, what would it be, why, and how would you implement it?”

Troy’s Circle K was also recognized for its fundraising efforts of $215 for the Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental organization and donations to the Head Start teachers.

The club placed third for the Club Achievement Award, which “recognizes clubs which excel in all aspects of club operation,” the website said.

The club also won second place for the club scrapbook contest and first place in the club T-shirt design contest.

Troy’s Circle K joined over 100 K-ers throughout Alabama. Attendees participated in leadership training, and Circle K clubs and their members’ achievements were celebrated.

The convention featured key speakers Cathy Dean Gafford, a former Circle K member from Dothan and the director of Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental, and Alvin “Peck” Fox, former Circle K International vice president.

Brazier, a senior mathematics major from Panama City, Florida, said she was proud of all the accomplishments of the club and its members.

“Seeing members enjoying time with each other and making new friends with other Circle K-ers made me really proud of our club members,” Brazier said.

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