Interact Club receives award for helping the community

Adi Nagary


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Interact Club awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Zoo over the summer where they won an award or “Most Improved” and “most Events Throughout The Year.”
Photo courtesy of Meagan Ford

Vice President Brittney Bayardo of the Interact Club does well to live up to their motto of “service above self.”

Over the summer, Bayardo and three other members of the club went to a district organized awards event at the Los Angeles Zoo. An awards ceremony for awards such as “Most Improved” and “Most Events Throughout the Year” took place for members of Interact Clubs from a variety of high schools. The Interact Club representing Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS), won an award for “Best Event of the School Year” for the event Night in a Box.

Also this past summer, the club helped the homeless community at a church in Chatsworth by handing out different kinds of warm soup to the homeless in that area.

The school’s Interact Club meets in Room 11 with their sponsor Dan Cramer, every other Wednesday. Where they discuss possible future events for the club, while planning on partaking in more district events.

In the past, the club has volunteered on Thanksgiving at the Calabasas Cantina, where they lent a hand in providing a full Thanksgiving meal to senior citizens with no family or a place to live.

They have also held the event Night in a Box in April last year, where members of the club as well as students from DPMHS and from other schools spent the night or most of it outside in a cardboard box to experience what it can be like to live homeless.

“It’s a great chance for kids to participate in community service,” said senior Metzy Soriano, a member of the Interact Club.

While they don’t have many goals, their only goal is to service the community. Interact will execute this by teaming up this semester with an organization called Hot Meal, Hot Shower and will have upcoming events with this organization.