Name: Ian Opel
Hometown: Haslett, Michigan
Key Club name: Haslett High School Key Club
Year in school: Senior/12th grade
Clubs or activities outside of Key Club: Drum major of the marching band, tennis team captain, VEX Robotics, soccer
Why did you join Key Club?
I joined Key Club my freshman year because the captain of our tennis team was our club’s president. He was everything you could imagine a leader to be. So, it almost felt natural to join.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
I am very much looking forward to attending my district’s conventions!
What do you like most about Key Club International?
I love the fellowship that service creates. Being able to make a difference with people who share the same ideals as you is amazing and truly unique to Key Club. I met some of my best friends at service events my freshman year, and we’ve been friends ever since!
What is your career ambition? I would love to become an intellectual property or copyright lawyer!
Favorite movie or TV show: My favorite movie of all time is “Good Will Hunting.”
Favorite book: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”
Favorite animal: African penguin
Somewhere you would like to visit in the future: Australia! I love scuba diving, so one of my big dreams is to see the Great Barrier Reef!
What is the best advice ever given to you? “Stay gold, Ponyboy.”