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Gering High School's Leos Club receives charter

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Twenty students at Gering High School have officially received a charter for starting a club which focuses on serving the community.
The Scottsbluff-Gering Noon Lions Club presented the charter to the students this week at the Scotts Bluff Country Club.

The newly recognized club is called the Gering High School Leos Club.

Lions Club President Tory Schwartz says this is an exciting new venture for the students and the Lions Club members. 

Schwartz says last fall, Gering School Counselor Dave Lashley played a major part in helping form and sponsor the Leos Club. He says both Scottsbluff and Gering were approached about starting a Leos Club and Gering bid on it.

Since the formation, students have conducted a quarter drive and assisted in several Lions Club events including eye-screenings and the Classic Youth Basketball Tournament.

The students say they're excited to have a club that focuses more on others and less on themselves.
"It means we get to be a part of this great organization," said Gering senior and Leos Club President Jessica Helt. "I'm really excited to be able to help our community and be apart of the Lions Club International."
Gering senior and Leos member Johnathan Sayaloune shared his excitement. "It's a fun experience, it offers new ways for students to get involved in the community and do community service that other clubs don't."
Schwartz said he hopes students will continue to get involved.

"It'll help these kids understand what lions do and hopefully as they get older and into adulthood out of high school, they'll join the Lions Club and help sustain the lions efforts."

Gering High school counselor and Lions member Dave Lashley said he's proud of the multi-talented group of members giving back to their "community, state, country and world."

Members of the Leos Club say they look forward to continue collaborating on projects with the Lions Club and coming up with their own service projects. 

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