NHS student will be Key Club regional Lt. Gov.

NHS student will be Key Club regional Lt. Gov.
Posted on 02/19/2020
NHS student will be Key Club regional Lt. Gov.

Nacogdoches High School junior Braxton Roberts will be the next lieutenant governor for Key Club’s Region 10. Rebecca Jaramillo, the group’s sponsor at NHS, has even higher office in mind for Braxton… governor of Texas.

Braxton will officially take office in April during a Key Club convention in Dallas and will then serve in the position his entire senior year.

“Braxton checks all the boxes,” said Jaramillo. “He loves his community.

“But I’ve got bigger plans for him… my goal is the governor’s mansion.”

Region 10 for Key Club in Texas includes Nacogdoches, Henderson, Lufkin, Carthage as well as private schools Pineywoods Community Academy and Regents Academy.

As lieutenant governor, Braxton will keep close contact with Key Clubs at those schools, making at least one visit in person. He’ll check with officers of those clubs and serve as a liaison between the East Texas clubs and Key Club International. Braxton will also publish a monthly newsletter covering activities in Region 10.

On top of all that, he will also serve as president of the NHS Key Club. In addition to regular meetings, Key Club helps the Kiwanis Club in Nacogdoches cook pancakes at the annual Blueberry Festival in June.

Key Club members also help out with cleanup duties following the festival as well as after the Lighted Christmas Parade held each December.

In the past year Key Club also assisted with the Alzheimer’s Walk fundraiser, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Nacogdoches along with weekly duties at Harvest House in Nacogdoches, helping bag food that goes home on Fridays with low income NISD students.

Last year, Key Club students compiled more than 1,000 hours of service to school and community.

Braxton’s plans after leaving Nacogdoches could certainly place him on a trajectory that includes higher office. He’s considering the University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Baylor for college, before heading on to law school.

For now, Braxton continues to be a booster for all things Nacogdoches with plans to spread the word about his hometown. “We’re focused on bettering Nacogdoches,” he said. “We want it to be the community people talk about as a neat town.”

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