Special to the News-Journal
The Zonta Club of Longview recently inducted 89 members into Z-Club groups at five area schools.
The induction took place Sept. 28 at the Mickey Melton Performing Arts Center at Longview High School and included high school students at Longview, Pine Tree, Spring Hill and Hallsville ISDs and at Trinity School of Texas.
Established in 1984, Z-Clubs are one of Zonta International’s longest-running programs.
The goals of the club include helping high school students to participate in school, community and international projects; develop leadership and communication skills; enhance understanding of global issues; and promote career exploration.
Zonta International believes young people are critical to achieving gender equality and ending violence against women and girls around the world, according to information provided by the organization. Zonta Clubs sponsor Z Clubs and provide students with the resources, information, and guidance they need to improve the world around them.
Those inducted were:
Sponsor: Heather Gee
Joriah ‘Joy’ Horton
Veronika Skye Sloan
Sponsor: Elisabeth McGuire
Sponsor: Jennifer White
Sponsor: Birdgett Ponder
Mary Caroline McHaney
Sponsor: Abby Drewery