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Jefferson High Interact Club gives donation

By Staff | Nov 4, 2016

Students from Jefferson High School’s Interact Club have donated $1,700 to help the town of Richwood, West Virginia rebuild from the floods that devastated several counties in the state last June 23. Richwood, in Nicholas County, was among the communities hit hardest by the flooding, with both its middle and high schools destroyed.

The Interact students raised the funds for their donation through a car wash they held on Aug. 20 in Shepherdstown.

Margaret Tice, a teacher at the school and Angela Hill, the school’s Finance Secretary, serve as advisors and mentors to the Interact Club.

Jefferson High School’s Interact Club was founded last spring with assistance from the Shepherdstown Rotary Club. Interact clubs are Rotary-inspired service organizations for students ages 12-18. Members share in Rotary’s commitment to “Service Above Self” by engaging in community service projects.

The Jefferson High School club has nearly two dozen members.