Interact Day 2017 was held on November 11, 2017 at Rochester High School. This year Pioneer High School Interact Club was represented at the event by Ethan Mielock, Lena Lee, Lukas Johnson, and Amelia Costanzo. Rotary liaison Ed Wier also attended with the students. Unfortunately, Huron High Interacters were unable to attend this year. One of the highlights of this year’s event was that both of our Interact groups received the Presidential Citation.
Morning and afternoon breakout sessions were part of the activities. In one of the morning breakout sessions the Pioneer Interact students presented a talk entitled “What Pioneer Has Been Up To” in which they highlighted various activities the Club has organized over the past year.
Specifically highlighted were the Clubs international activities including Grace English School (Guatemala) tutoring, KIVA micro-loans, Free Rice parties (World Food Programme), and a recent bake sale that supported relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Pioneer Interact group also highlighted their work with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and the assistance they provided at our recent grand opening of the Centennial Playground.
Interact Day is a District 6380 event that brings together Interact Clubs from across the District to share ideas and best practices with other Interact students. Various District 6380 dignitaries also spoke to the students and various Rotary Youth programs were highlighted.