Conant Interact Exemplifies Impact
Conant High School Interact Club is off to a great start this year with many service projects planned. Founded in 2011 and sponsored by the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club, the teens focus on local and global community service.
The club recently held an induction ceremony for new members. The club is one of the largest at Conant and deliberately works to integrate all grade levels from freshman to senior class. This ensures peer training and continuity of the mission and goals of the organization. The club president is Wren Wolterbeek. “As a service based club it is not only one person or even one board that makes the club what it is; rather, each member plays an integral role in upholding what interact stands for: helping our communities and gaining a better understanding on the world around us as well as what it means to participate. That being said each year is full of new ideas and initiatives, ranging from school improvement, partnering with other organizations, and international aid” stated Wolterbeek after the induction. Wren is optimistic the club will have strong year. “I am really excited for the year ahead, we have many new members who bring with them ideas and energy that will help the club continue with ongoing service opportunities as well as expand and develop new ones.”
School Principal Brett Blanchard has great admiration for the students and group sharing this comment, "Interact represents all that education should be striving for: Using passion to develop leadership and skills for the betterment of others, school culture and the community at large."
Capitalizing on past success, the teens started off the school year organizing a blood drive for the American Red Cross. They will continue volunteering at the Keene Community Kitchen and local dinners as well as help stack wood during “Wood Day” in Peterborough. Additionally, another International service trip is in the works for early 2019.