LTG Banquet

By Christine Do


On May 18, Key Club held their annual LTG (Lieutenant Governor) Banquet at Independence High School at 7 p.m. Every year, the LTG Banquet serves as a way to end the Key Club term on a good note.

“The purpose of LTG Banquet is to honor our previous LTG, Sabrina Huynh, and what she and the DLT (Division Leadership Team) have accomplished throughout the term, and also to welcome the new LTG, Tony Hong,” said Jerry Xu.

As an LTG, it is their duty to connect clubs with the district as well as carry out certain tasks within the clubs they are in charge of. The DLT consists of the Spirit Coordinators, MNT Coordinators and others who help the LTG in several tasks and overlooking the clubs.

“An LTG is in charge of overseeing Key Clubs in a certain area. For D12E (Division 12 East), there are ten schools and the LTG is in charge of overseeing all of them. We are also a part of district board, where we meet up and learn what the district wants to implement to members, and we’re in charge of making it happen,” said previous Lieutenant Governor Sabrina Huynh.

Every year, the LTG is chosen through a complicated process, involving multiple questionnaires and speeches. This year, delegates from each high school chosen to represent their club met up at Cupertino High School for Conclave, where candidates for the LTG position gave speeches and participated in caucuses to prove why they were fit for the position. In the end, the LTG elect was junior Tony Hong.

To welcome Tony Hong to the new term, Key Club hosted the LTG Banquet, where there were also performances and dinner served, as well as new DLT officers for the next term announced.

Despite all the responsibilities of LTG, Tony is ready for all the challenges.

“It feels great to be elected but I was really overwhelmed because after the new term started, I had a bunch of deadlines that were due. It was a little rough in the beginning but it’s going smoother now,” said newly elected LTG Tony Hong.

The LTG Banquet signified the end of a term, and the beginning of a new one for Key Club.


Interact and Business Minds/Multi-club Lunch with Special Ed Kids

By Sarah Shafaeen


Last Thursday, the PHHS Special Education students attended a luncheon in the PHHS library organized by ARK (Acts of Random Kindness), Interact and Business Minds.

The event is highly anticipated by the Special Education students and ARK members because it is an opportunity to get to know each other.

“The luncheon is very nice because it is an opportunity to mingle and have our kids interact with the general education kids,” said Nonglak Prasopsook, Special Education teacher.

It is difficult to organize an event this big, so ARK usually teams up with other clubs and tries to choose easy themes. This year they decided to hold a Hawaiian-themed pizza party luncheon because it’s a cute tropical theme and pizza is easy for the members to prepare and work with.

“ARK came up with this idea about 3 years ago, when we collaborated with Bloomers Club. ARK has been organizing this event ever since 2016, but we did not hold the event last year because of conflicting schedules. Business Minds reached out to Interact and ARK who typically organizes this event every year. This is ARK’s first year collaborating with Interact and Business Minds for this event,” informs ARK President and Interact YouthAct Coordinator Janeene Yeh.

The ARK students worked hard to host the luncheon and were rewarded by the joy it brought all of the students.

“Our main message in ARK is to spread kindness and positivity to high school students and staff. A big part of the student population is the Special Ed students so we thought this luncheon would be a great way to show our appreciation to them and let them know that they have a friend in us,” reveals ARK Historian Anamika Bisen.

With all the planning, preparing and execution of the luncheon ARK determines the success of the event based on the response they receive from the club members and students.

“Our club expectations are making sure that each of the 30 Special Ed students are paired up with an Interact or ARK member/officer and that we all have a good time together,” states Janeene.

The luncheon is something ARK wanted to make an annual event and has been working towards making that vision a reality.

“We definitely are trying to make this an annual thing. Last year, with work to rule we were unable to completely plan out the event so it was cancelled but this year we are back and ready to make this event a successful one!” exclaims Anamika.