Interact Club prepares for new school year


Interact Club kicks off the 2013-14 school year with more service opportunities planned.

Upcoming events that Interact will participate in includes the annual Thanksgiving food drive and shelter box fundraiser.

“We also will be working with Reston Association again when we participate in the Halloween Trail and Weed warriors’ fundraiser,” sponsor Dr. Emily Wischow said.

New club officers senior Stephanie Huard and juniors Daniel Gurley and Angie McCarthy have high hopes going into this year.

“I am looking forward to getting people involved in the community in every way possible,” Gurley said.

Some new service projects that Interact is looking into this year other than work with Reston Association are Habitat for Humanity projects and a tutoring program at South Gate Community Center.

“My goal for Interact is to get more people, especially underclassman, involved in service,” Huard said.

With a large number of upperclassmen, Interact hopes for many underclassmen to take an interest in order to continue the club after the seniors graduate.

Those who are interested in joining Interact should attend Club Fair on Thursday, Sep. 24 to receive club information. The interest meeting date will be announced after the fair.

“This is the club’s fourth year established at South Lakes,” Wischow said. “It has been doing bigger and better things every year. I am excited to see what this year is going to bring.”

The children’s Halloween trail will be the first service opportunity that Interact will participate in. It will take place on Oct. 26-27.