Thanks to their focus on local and international service, Dawson and Turner College and Career high school Interact clubs have garnered one of the highest Rotary honors for high schools.
At the Rotary/Interact District 5890 Round-up this October, both clubs received the Rotary Presidential Citation — an honor given to less than 10 percent of more than 18,000 Interact clubs worldwide.
To qualify for the award, Interact students must focus on international understanding, community involvement and club development and growth.
Both DHS and TCCHS Interact clubs volunteered at the 288 Corridor Rotary Adoption Fair, worked on a water festival to promote clean water in third-world countries, hosted drives to fill local food pantries and volunteered for city events like Winterfest, Paws in the Park, Wheelchair Olympics and the Trick or Treat Trail.
In addition, TCCHS students held a polio fundraiser, and DHS students purchased educational kids for underprivileged students in India, participated in Third Ward clean-up and delivered tulips to Tuscany Village assisted living residents.
DHS’s club is sponsored by Lauren Jablonski, and TCCHS’s by Denise Hahn.