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Key club, the key to love

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, several high school students scramble to find a crush to gift their affection to on the big day. But what if this process was streamlined? Thanks to Key Club, it was. The week prior to Valentine’s Day, students were given the option to fill out a digital survey with nearly 40 questions to discover their best matches. Each student’s answers were compared to those of their fellow students, and the more similar the answers, the higher the match percentage listed on the result sheet.

Although taking the survey was free, students had to pay $4 for their results. However, this was worth it since the profits were donated to Project Alive. The results were able to be purchased Feb. 14-15 from junior Dalya Ackerman.

The results were divided into different parts. The lists provided the match percentage for both males and females in decreasing order. The match percentages were not only for romantic interest but also for platonic compatibility. The list also detailed who was most opposite from the survey-taker based on the selected answers. To add a twist, two mystery matches were provided, but with only their first names and grade level, encouraging a little fun to try to find them.

“I wasn’t expecting to be matched with some people I had beef with. Despite this, my first match on the boy side was my closest guy friend, and I was his so it seemed accurate,” sophomore Valentina Eusse said. “I definitely think I could become friends with the people I matched with, even though I never would have thought to without this survey.”

The matchmaking survey is a friendly way to gain student interest to donate to a club’s cause, considering high schoolers are constantly looking for a special someone for Valentine’s Day.

Kristen is a junior at American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla. She is Vice President of Student Government, an officer of the Pre-Law Society, News Editor and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of The Patriot Post and co-founder of the non-profit Friends for Fosters. Kristen loves keeping up with politics, watching Netflix, reading and sleeping in. She considers herself a nerd due to her massive video game and comic collection.

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