Monday, May 9, 2016

Service Above Self

Interact Club.jpgWith club meetings twice a month, the Interact Club carries out two service projects a year: one project that helps the school or the community and one that promotes international understanding. “Interact Club is open to anyone who is willing to commit the time and help make an impact in their school and community. It’s a fun club to be involved with; we do a lot all throughout the year,” stated Mrs. Coble, the club's adviser.

By: Keely White

Interact Club won the Presidential Citation award this year. This would be the first time the Interact Club won this award and the first time East Wake earned the award in this part of the county. The main goal of the Presidential Citation award is to make a positive impact in the school and the community. To achieve this award the Interact Club had to work with their sponsor Rotary Club and complete five mandatory activities. To receive this citation award they partnered with the Rotary Club of Wendell and collected and delivered Thanksgiving dinners to needy families, they participated with Operation Christmas Child by donating gift boxes to needy children, they worked with the Salvation Army by partnering with Rotarians at the Zebulon Walmart to collect Christmas donations, they created gifts for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, and they are planning to serve with the Children’s Carnival on May 13th.

Interact is an organization for students who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care about most. Throughout Interact Club, you can carry out hands-on service projects, make international connections, develop leadership skills and most of all have fun!! Interact is seeking leadership roles for the coming year, specifically juniors or seniors. The club currently has 27 active members. To join, please sign up during the Fall Club Week 2016 or see adviser Mrs. Coble for more information.

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