(Honesdale, December 11, 2013)…What do Katmandu, El Salvador, Romania and more than 40 other countries have in common with Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA? They all have Interact clubs who are participating in a Rotary International Video contest. The grand prize is $500 to be used toward a club service project. Honesdale High School’s Interact club has many service projects, including “Kids Care,” a mentoring program between high school students and elementary students in the Wayne Highlands School District.
“We would love to represent our Interact club at the International level and bring attention to Honesdale and our projects,” said Interact Treasurer and Honesdale High School (HHS) senior Gustin Reynolds. “It’s important to vote every day until the contest ends,” he added.
To vote, log into Facebook, search for Rotary Interact and vote for Honesdale High School’s video. Votes will be counted until December 19th.
For their video, the HHS Interact club chose one of two designated themes, “The Ripple Effect” or “how your club’s actions have led to positive changes in your community and beyond.”
The top eight rated videos will move to a second round where a panel of judges at the International level will choose the grand prize winner.
“This video reflects a great group of kids who have really made a difference in hundreds of lives,” said Brian Fulp, a Rotarian and HHS Interact advisor. “Not only do they make a difference year after year locally, they also support Rotary’s Polio Eradication Program on an international level with their Purple Pinky project fundraisers. Working with them is very rewarding.”
Interact is the junior version of Rotary with members from ages 12-18. HHS has had an active Interact club for five years.
Photo: Making the Ripple Effect video for an International Rotary video contest are Honesdale High School Interact members, seated left to right: David Kirk, Catlin Mohrmann, Gustin Reynolds, Mark Grandinetti and Hunter Stephens. At the camera are Max Kowalczyk and Mackenzie Dirlam.