Mr. Lally Inducted into Key Club Hall of Fame


2021-2022 Key Club members pictured with club sponsor Mr. William “Buck” Lally. Photo courtesy of Cougar Pride Yearbook.

Over the weekend of April 22, Cypress Creek’s Key Club attended the Texas-Oklahoma District Key Club Convention where teacher and club sponsor William “Buck’ Lally was inducted into the Key Club Hall of Fame.

Mr. Lally was not anticipating the prestigious award.

“Getting this accomplishment was very surprising.” Lally said. “The entire award was a secret to me because our club president, Derek Nguyen, nominated me without telling me. So, when my name was read out loud I was shocked. But, at the same time it is both very humbling and rewarding. Our club has done some amazing things over the past several years, and I truly believe we have even better days to come.”

Lally expressed his desire for more students to join Key Club.

“In terms of club growth for the future, we are always open to having more members join us,” Mr. Lally said. “The experience for everyone is always a positive one. For example, students learn the value of volunteering and service, they can help raise money for a good cause, and everyone makes friendships that can last a lifetime while contributing to their school and community.”

Lally also showed gratitude for his Key Club members upon his induction.

“Lastly, this award is only possible because of the huge efforts of the Key Club members,” Mr. Lally said. “They continuously work to help our school and surrounding community. They are selfless and hard-working, and they always represent the best about Cy Creek and about being good human beings. They are the story, not me.”

In addition to Lally’s personal accomplishment, he shared in an all-school email that Creek’s Key Club members accrued more than 6,000 volunteer hours. A project in which members raised more than $1,000 for an orphanage earned first place in the platinum division for a single service project. A project gathering art supplies for underserved populations earned second in major emphasis project, and the club newsletter produced by sophomore Shirley Nguyen earned third place. Creek’s Key Club placed sixth overall in the Texas-Oklahoma district, and their “Rally with Lally” project qualified for presentation at the Key Club International Convention in Washington, D.C. to be held this July.