Derek Kelly, a 2015 Honor Graduate of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, was honored with the Robert F Lucas Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award from the Alabama District at the Key Club International Convention on June 26, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award is named for a former International Director of Key Club that worked tirelessly to support all areas of Key Club and increase its membership. Derek was chosen for this award because he brought energy and enthusiasm to all the Key Clubs he served this past year in Montgomery area schools. The local clubs under his leadership experienced growth in membership and service, including through activities Derek organized to benefit Children’s Hospital of Birmingham, one of the main projects for the Alabama Key Club.
Derek had been an active and vital member and officer of the Montgomery Catholic Key Club prior to being elected the Lieutenant Governor of Division 14 for all the high school Key Clubs in the Montgomery area. Derek published a monthly newsletter to all the local clubs and visited and participated in their activities. He organized rallies in which all the Key Clubs of the local schools visit together, and he trained the officers of each school on how to be effective leaders in their own clubs. His rallies had the largest attendance of any in recent years. In all this, Derek exemplified persistence and dedication and followed the Key Club Motto of building home, school, and community while serving our nation and God.
Haely McBeal, a Sophomore, Honor student and President’s List Recipient