Interact With Your Community


by Ethan Clark

Do you want to interact with your school and community? The Oakdale High School Interact Club is currently hosting a canned food drive for the local food bank. The food drive is still in effect until next week. The Interact Club at Oakdale High School is a division of Rotary International, a service organization whose stated purpose is to “provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.” Interact club is the perfect club for anyone who is interested in community service, volunteer work, and giving back to the community.

To learn more about the food drive, Ms. Kim Fortney, the facilitator of the Interact Club at Oakdale High School, introduced: “We are hosting our food drive from April 19th to April 29th, for our local food bank.” She went on to explain, “Interact Club is a great opportunity for high schoolers who are interested in community service or volunteering.”

Oakdale High School junior and member of interact club, Sarah Pryor, gave her thoughts on the club: “Interact Club looks great on college applications, and it helps me get my community service hours.”

Oakdale students can help contribute to the food drive by bringing in cans of non-perishable food to Ms. Fortney. Every can helps and all donations are going directly to the Frederick Food Bank. Interact Club will also be having their annual elections on April 29th. Now is a great time to join in on the fun! You can meet new people and also earn service hours. If interested, meetings are held every Friday directly after school in Mrs. Fortney’s room.

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