Around Bosco: Bosco’s Spanish Honor Society and Key Club Join Forces

by Diego Santizo, Sports Editor

St. John Bosco’s Spanish Honors Society and Key Club came to an agreement to unite for every single service project for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, which can end up becoming an agreement for years to come. 

Spanish Honors Society. Key Club. Two totally different clubs, yet two clubs with the same ambitions, announced an unexpected partnership and the future looks bright!

Spanish Honor Society Executive Director Joaquin Medrano, Key Club President Hector Andrade, Key Club and Spanish Honor Society Vice President Diego Santizo and Club Ambassador Pedro Ochoa were the four brilliant minds behind the partnership and have nothing but amazing ideas planned for the current school year regarding these two clubs. 

None of this would be possible if it weren’t for Spanish instructor Ms. Aguilera. She will once again be taking the role of Key Club Moderator for another year, but will also be the new moderator for Spanish Honors Society (SHS), along with teaching seven periods of Spanish classes. 

“I think that it is a great initiative because we are combining two highly community active organizations which creates an opportunity for more to be done both at Bosco and around the city of Bellflower,” said the SHS Executive Director Joaquin Medrano. 

The partnership between the two clubs will allow each club to stay true to their brand and  have their own separate entities while collaborating on every service project taking place for the rest of the school year allowing for double the participation. 

This upcoming service project for SHS will be the first time in Bosco history in which they will be helping out several countries around the world, which has never been done before. 

SHS’s main service project for the year will be sending masks not only to the local community, but to the world, as they are looking to collaborate with a local hospital in the city of Coatepeque, Guatemala, a city to be determined in Spain, as well as a city to be determined in Mexico. 

SHS will also be active during the holiday season as they look to bring a smile to lots of faces at local hospitals around Bosco, as a video message and virtual cards are in the works to ensure that a message of hope and joy is sent to the patients so they’re aware that they aren’t in their fight alone and will be in our prayers as a community.

“I think that having both organizations under common leadership gives a brighter outlook for future years to come as it is easier to come to compromises,” said Key Club President Hector Andrade. 

Key Club will stay loyal to their brand, hoping to have a Dia De Los Muertos event, but will have to unfortunately miss the Rose Parade Float decoration event in December, as there will not be a Rose Parade in early 2021.

Both clubs are already “project heavy” as it is, but this partnership will not only allow them to look good respectively, but will also bolster Bosco’s image and brand beyond Southern California, as clubs within the school are not only making a difference locally, but globally as well.

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