2017-03-15 / Columns

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

By BENNETT WELCH


Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. Made up of members ages 14-18 or secondary school age, Interact gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects. Along the way, Interactors can develop their leadership skills and initiative while meeting new friends. WHS Interact Club members are (top row, left to right) Matt Banks, Jordan Collier, Jacob Yinger, Josh Tyree, Ashley Stidham, Ryan Sexton, (second row) Emily Sergent, Hope Mullins, Chris Collins, Erica Bailey, Francis Mullins, Cassie Whitaker, Ashley Richardson, Ashley Ison, (middle row) Sierra Kincer, Sabrina Banks, Elizabeth Day, Brandi Cornett, Shelley Garrett, Roxie Smith, Cody Pigman, Brandy Sexton, (fourth row) Jeana Lucas, Jessica Boggs, Amber Wurschmidt, Ashley Ison, (front row) Brittney Adams and Megan Stidham. Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. Made up of members ages 14-18 or secondary school age, Interact gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects. Along the way, Interactors can develop their leadership skills and initiative while meeting new friends. WHS Interact Club members are (top row, left to right) Matt Banks, Jordan Collier, Jacob Yinger, Josh Tyree, Ashley Stidham, Ryan Sexton, (second row) Emily Sergent, Hope Mullins, Chris Collins, Erica Bailey, Francis Mullins, Cassie Whitaker, Ashley Richardson, Ashley Ison, (middle row) Sierra Kincer, Sabrina Banks, Elizabeth Day, Brandi Cornett, Shelley Garrett, Roxie Smith, Cody Pigman, Brandy Sexton, (fourth row) Jeana Lucas, Jessica Boggs, Amber Wurschmidt, Ashley Ison, (front row) Brittney Adams and Megan Stidham. (The Whitesburg High School graduates in the single photos accompanying this column were some of the members of the senior class of 2004.)

2004

Senior favorites

Actor – Vin Diesel. Actress

– Julia Roberts. Movie - Lord of the Rings. Book – Lord of the Rings. Cartoon – Sponge Bob. TV series – The Man Show. TV rerun – Saved by the Bell. Female vocalist – Jennifer Lopez. Male vocalist – Kenny Chesney. Magazine – Seventeen. Music group – Good Charlotte. Album – Get Rich or Die Trying. Song – So Far Away. Pro athlete – Kobe Bryant. Sport – Football. Car – Mustang. Drink – Dr. Pepper. Clothing brand – American Eagle. School activity – Class tournaments. Website – Bluegrasspreps.com. Chat source – ICQ.

Interact Club

Interact is a Rotary Club sponsored organization for teenagers aged 14-18. Interact stands for International Action and carries out projects based on four main elements, Community Service, Finance, International Understanding and Club Service.

The first Interact Club was founded in the U.S.A. in 1962. Now there are approximately 9,000 Interact Clubs globally, with a membership of around 210,000 teenagers.

Interact is basically a happy mix of a service club and a social society, a little of both but not too much of one. Teens can mingle amongst one another whilst managing beneficial projects.

The Community Service part of Interact consists of projects benefitting the underprivileged and for raising funds for the community.

The Club Service department mainly does projects which benefit the club such as membership drives.

The Finance department handles projects which collect funds for club usage.

International Understanding is mainly about bringing everyone closer to one another. IU (short form) departments usually have an annual IU Day/Night themed on a culture or a country, so members of the club can understand foreign people more and thus bring the world closer.

The Interact Club, on a whole, is a steppingstone for teenagers to bring them into the adult world in terms of character, social stability and management capabilities .

Many members from this school join the Interact Club. It’s a massive organization and their recent charity concert is quite successful.

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