The Interact Club of Jenkins Independent School District recently received the Presidential Citation Award, which is the highest award an Interact Club can receive. The Interact Club, which is a school-based service club of Rotary International, was recognized for its participation in community projects and international projects.
The club collected giftfilled shoeboxes to be delivered to needy children worldwide through Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse headed by Franklin Graham. The group read letters from children to Santa Claus on WTCW/WXKQ radio station. They also read books to students at Burdine and McRoberts elementary schools as part of Read Across America. The club purchased a gardener’s basket, which contained items to start a small farm, for a family in Ecuador.
The club is sponsored by Margaret Hamonds and Barbara Ison of the Rotary Club of Whitesburg.