Nov 082013

Butterfly releaseRotary Club of the Lowcountry would like to brag about what an awesome Interact Club it sponsors. Last year’s new Interact Advisors, Robin Southard and Debbie Kidd had their hands full supervising all that their 146 Interact members at Beaufort High stayed involved in. They documented 1,845 service hours and I don’t really think they captured all that the students stayed involved in.

Eight of their seniors earn Interact Service Ropes to wear at graduation because of their amount of service hours during two years. Arlen Ho & Lauren White also were each awarded a scholarship for $1,000. Arlen Ho & Molly Murphy were also King & Queen at last year’s Homecoming Game based on the most service hours and fundraising.

This group of Interact Members truly knows the meaning of “Service Above Self”. David Crumley, who volunteered 109 hours and Amber Chmielewski who volunteered 89.5 hours at United Hospice, participated on their own in a 9 hour orientation class and got shots in order to be able to visit patients. This is something they did own their own with their parents’ consent with no push from the club and was truly a selfless contribution on their part. Beaufort High Interact raised almost $3,000 for Relay For Life where they also participated in a butterfly release ceremony.


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