Fifty new student-members were inducted in the Connolly School K Kids club, a service-based group affiliated with the North Shore Kiwanis Club, at a ceremony held on Oct. 22.
As part of the induction, the students pledged to serve their neighborhood and school, to respect the environment, and to try to make the world a better place.
North Shore Kiwanis President Julia Salat attended the event and welcomed the new members into the Kiwanis family. Also in attendance was Kiwanis liaison and retired Connolly teacher Leslie McCarthy, who wished the club's members a successful year of service to others.
In addition to inducting the new members, the club also installed its new officers at the meeting, which include:
Co-presidents: Lily Hoffman and Reina Lopez
Co-vice presidents: Anthony Gigliotti and Peter Reyes
Secretaries: Colleen Coehlo and Kylie Morace
Treasurers: Marlene Calderone and Samantha Conte
Archivists: Alexis Martone, Gianna Marconi, Kayla Perez and Josslyn Recinos
Nancy Cox and Sandra Vigliotti serve as advisors to the Connolly School club. The club is planning many projects for the year, beginning with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and planting pink tulips for cancer awareness.