Interact at Hibriten High School

Our Rotary Club sponsors an Interact service club at Hibriten High School.  The name Interact is derived from the combination of the words “international” and “action.”  There are over 11,000 Interact clubs worldwide focused on helping youth learn the value of service to their community and beyond.  The club is self-governing with student members elected as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  A member of the school faculty serves as the Interact club advisor.  Our Rotary club maintains a standing sub-committee to help facilitate student participation in Rotary service projects and activities.  There are about thirty students actively involved in our Hibriten High School Interact club.

Each school year Interact Clubs must engage their club members in at least two service projects.  Our students always do more.  Additionally, students are encouraged to involve themselves in local community charitable and public service activities.  Over the course of the school year, student club members are invited to attend Rotary meetings to enrich their understanding of what it means to be part of Rotary International.

Typical service projects during the school year include staffing aid stations for the annual Lenoir Rotary Cycle to Service bicycle race (the major source of funding for sustaining Lenoir Rotary Club operations), support for the annual Polio Plus campaign aimed at eradicating polio worldwide, Project Clean Sweep to restore the Lake Rhodhiss public boat launch area to its pristine beauty at the end of the boating season, and the Lenoir Rotary Club Annual Children’s Christmas Party that helps to assure all the  youngsters in our community enjoy the blessings of the season.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Officers of the Hibriten High School Interact Club at the 2014 Lenoir Rotary Club Annual Children’s Christmas Party

Each year several Interact Club members who have demonstrated the greatest commitment and leadership skills in promoting the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” are chosen for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.  In addition to well earned recognition for their contributions, the winners receive a complimentary week at a leadership summer camp where they meet other top performing Interact students, listen to guest speakers on the art of leadership – and just hang-out with their peers in a scenic, fun filled environment.   

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