Leo Club launched at Travelers Rest High School

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Charter members of the Travelers Rest High School Leo Club were inducted at a ceremony held in the school's Patricia Hunt Auditorium on Monday night.

A total of 26 students have signed up to be members of the group, which is sponsored by the Travelers Rest Lions Club.

In addition to an introduction by Lions Club President Stephen Shaw and the official induction of 24 of the new members, the ceremony included a presentation of the Certificate of Organization and ceremonial gavel as well as the installation of club officers.


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Vera Oberg was elected to serve as the first president of the new club; Anna Edwards was elected as the first club vice-president; and Jordan Lazar was elected as the first club secretary.

Travelers Rest High School history teacher Taryn Welden is the current Leo Club advisor.

Lions clubs sponsor more than 5,700 Leo clubs in 140 countries. While helping others in their community, Leos develop leadership skills and experience teamwork in action.

For more information about the Leo Club program, visit the Lions Club International website here.