Update from the Interact Club of Richard Wright PCS

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 By: Whitney Ashe Doll
President of the Interact Club of Richard Wright PCS Amora Cambell shares about their activities this past year.

By: Amora Cambell, President, Interact Club of Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

Coronavirus has put a stop to many community service opportunities around the world ,and yet, the result has caused new ideas to help our community be heard. Every Thursday our club would meet to discuss new projects or ways to help out in this time of need, which makes victories like getting together and sharing ideas for how to assist frontline workers and people at risk so much more rewarding.

Before coronavirus hit our city, we raised over $200 from a dress down fundraiser. Fundraising isn’t common with non-sport clubs, so this was an important landmark for our school as well as the Interact club. The money was matched by Rotary DC which allowed us to donate to the Best Kids Foundation for their Virtual Superhero 5k and Fun Run. Best kids support foster children by trying to make a positive impact on their lives. Because of this amazing cause, we chose to give this organization a new ally in making the children of DC happier.

This summer we will partner with the Arkansas Rotary Interact Club for an inspirational art project to say thank you to healthcare providers. Without the pandemic causing a great amount of integration to technology, this partnership most likely wouldn't have happened.

In addition to the summer project and meetings, we were able to expand our horizons when two exchange students, Jaden and Magda, came to a meeting to talk with us about their experiences abroad. Every member asked questions about the schools, host families, and culture of the place they went to.

Another great achievement was made by two of our members who participated in the Four Way Test Speech Competition. They had a great time writing and learning about the Four Way Test, a skill that will continue to help them throughout their service career. Lastly, we celebrated our one year anniversary with a beautiful slideshow of our accomplishments this year.

We would like to thank Rotary DC for making this possible by sponsoring our club.