Full name 

Lena Oswald 

Home district 

Illinois-Eastern Iowa 

Year in school 


Name of school 

Morton High School 

Three to fivesentence bio 

I’m a junior from Morton, Illinois, the pumpkin capital of the world. Service has always been a huge part of my life, so I’m incredibly grateful to Key Club for providing me so many opportunities to serve. When I’m not busy doing Key Club, I love theater, competing on the math team, listening to and playing music and hanging out with friends. I’m extremely excited to serve as international trustee, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish this year. 

What are you most looking forward to this year as trustee? 

I can’t wait to be able to make a difference in our organization by being a voice for our members. I’m currently serving on the Programs and Partners Committee and Executive Committee, and I’m having a blast evaluating partnerships and helping to formulate our new five-year plan. I also can’t wait to meet and connect with members all over the globe. 

Favorite Key Club memory 

My favorite Key Club moment happened at the 2019 international convention. I went into the week not really knowing that many people from my home district, but was immediately welcomed by so many amazing people from the previous district board, many of whom are still good friends of mine. Exhausted from a week of celebration, city exploring and learning about service, we went out on a balcony at the convention hotel at night on the last day. Looking out at the nighttime Baltimore skyline, surrounded by friends, everyone got quiet, and in that silence, I got a crystalclear sense of community and fellowship that I’d never felt in any other organization. That’s when I knew Key Club was where I belonged. 

Favorite service project 

Every year, all of the service clubs in my school come together for a week of fundraising and awareness for our local children’s hospital. We call it St. Jude Week, which culminates in a school-wide carnival day. It’s really inspiring seeing my whole school (my whole town really) come together and work toward such a great cause.