Interact club focuses on service

A new club is making waves with its high standards and goals for its upcoming years. Interact or rotary is an internationally recognized organization aiming to promote community service and instill well-rounded students with the simple phrase “service above self.”

Sophomore, Loralli Johnson initiated the start up of Interact club here at Perry along with currently being the club’s president. She primarily started an Interact club at her middle school in doing so it became quite successful and wished to bring that success to her high school.

While the club not only promotes community service it also shapes members within it. Johnson stated, “It opens up so many opportunities for you and helps you develop who you are as a person and as a leader while getting to help others in need.”

Sam Christensson, senior, is governor in the Interact’s international club along with being the secretary for Perry’s Interact club. For Christensson community service attracted her with the service aiming for “people who are in need.”

The focus remains to making an impact on the community and possibly on the international scale. In contrast, with the club just being so new it has already aimed to accomplish a wide scale projects. Christensson added, “We do the Purple Pinky Project which is for polio and we do a thing called Crutches for Africa where we get mobility devices.”

April Nguyen, the medical professions 1 and 2 teacher, sponsors the club for its prevalent community service activities. She adds, “It goes towards ton of your applications for college and showing that you’re also community minded.”

The club only hopes to spread and become a source for students to gain service hours and build as a community to help those in need with hard work and dedication. As for upcoming projects, the young club already has four planned for this November and many more for the duration of the year.