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Hollywood homecoming for senior center

By Amanda J. Badali

SURPRISE–Key Club members at Imagine Prep organized a “Hollywood Homecoming” for the Surprise Senior Center on November 19, providing opportunities to bridge the gap between the generations through music and dance. 

Preston Rockwell, a junior at Imagine Prep, helped to organize the event. A committee met regularly to ensure the event’s success. Rockwell commented, “We put a lot of time into making sure this event was a real treat for the seniors. These are people who have given so much to our community. It was nice to give them something back.”

Imagine Prep Key Club members and Surprise Senior Center residents dance together at the Hollywood Homecoming event.The event was a great success, as both students and seniors enjoyed the red carpet affair. Over 30 seniors attended the event, and all were encouraged to dress up for the Hollywood theme. Seniors enjoyed the red carpet paparazzi, posing for red-carpet photos and answering interview questions on their life experiences. They also crowned a Homecoming king and queen, Albert Douek and Ellen Brice.

The Key Club at Imagine Prep was chartered in November, but the club has already had great successes with service projects–as well as plans for more community outreach. Imagine Prep has a special emphasis on character development and building strong moral foundations. “In the spring, we hope to hold a Veterans Dinner, inviting those in the armed services and honoring their dedication to our nation,” said Danyelle Vigari, Key Club president. “We have also arranged for service projects such as painting murals, reading Santa letters to elementary school students, school clean-ups and more. There is no limit to what we will do to serve our home, school and community.”

“The most incredible thing about this club is how much time and effort the we put in to our projects,” commented Natalie Reyna, club vice president. “The club is truly student lead–we identify school and community needs, then come up with the projects and put a lot of time into making sure things are thoroughly planned. We have a strong dedication to changing and improving the world around us.”

The Key Club at Imagine Prep is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Surprise.

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