The Chesterton High School Interact Club was awarded the Rotary International Presidential Citation for the second year in a row. Pictured below are 2010-2011 Interact Club Co-Presidents Lauren Kenney and Maria Zakhar, along with Jim Anton, President of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club.
The RI Presidential Citation is awarded to Interact Clubs who undertake one major project designed to serve the school or community, and who organize and host a successful fundraising event, among other responsibilities. This past academic year the CHS Interact Club organized and hosted a fund raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a dance-a-thon fund raiser to benefit Simiyu House. The club members also spent time playing games and socializing with residents of The Waters of Duneland, as well as spent time volunteering with the Porter County Animal Shelter and serving the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club’s annual Fish Fry.
The aim of community and school service in Interact is to encourage and foster the application of the ideal of service by each Interact club member to his or her personal, community and school life. The Chesterton High School Interact Club is comprised of 50 members in grades 9-12.