Despite the national quarantine, the LGHS Interact club has still pursued volunteer efforts. Interact has resumed its weekly meeting every Wednesday for the remainder of the semester via Zoom. Interact brings together young adults to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of “Service Above Self.” Freshman English teacher Tonya McQuade runs the Los Gatos High School chapter of this club, and the current president of the Interact club is Eddy Byun, a graduating senior.
During quarantine, Sophie Sullivan, the LGHS Interact Community Officer, coordinated with the Terraces, a senior citizen living community, in order to create a unique volunteer opportunity. Recently, the Terraces shut down in order to protect the senior citizens who live there. Each Interact member wrote letters to the seniors at the Terraces. These LGHS students shared a little bit about themselves. They reached out to connect with people isolated and cut off from society during this time. For every two letters an Interact volunteer writes, one hour of service is awarded. Sullivan hopes to bridge a connection between the Interact Club and the community during this difficult time through this volunteer project.
Additionally, Interact members worked together during their last meeting to create a teacher appreciation video. The video honors national teacher appreciation month and the hard work that LGHS teachers have done to adjust their lessons and students to online schooling.
Looking forward, the Interact Club hopes to continue working on outsourcing volunteer projects such as these in order to reach out and spread positivity into the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Source: Rotary Club)