New Interact Club Begins at LHS


Bailey Spencer

Interact club members Maddie Mezzell and Elvis Farmer during Wings of Eagles. The Wings of Eagles Booster Club hosted a fall festival for the special needs students in October.

Lindale High School is beginning a new community service club this year. The club is called Interact and it is sponsored by art and theater teacher Kari McKenzie.

“Interact is a great way to get involved with the community,” McKenzie said. “It’s very similar to Key Club, and it’s sponsored by the Rotary Club.”  

According to the official Rotary International website, Interact, a combination of the words international and action, is one of Rotary’s faster growing programs and, since its inception, it has grown to have more than 15,000 clubs in 142 countries.

“Joining Interact gives students the opportunity to earn community service hours,” McKenzie said. “Not only are they helping people; they’re having fun while doing it.”

The president of the club is junior Maddie Mezzell. McKenzie appointed Mezzell to be president last year, when the charter was written.

Not only are they helping people; they’re having fun while doing it.”

— Kari McKenzie

“I’m excited to get this club up and going,” Mezzell said. “I think it’s going to be a great addition to the school, and I think students will really enjoy it.”

Members of the Interact club will be working together throughout the year to earn community service hours. They will also complete a service project.

“One of our big service projects this year is giving dictionaries to elementary school kids,” McKenzie said. “We will be working closely with the Rotary Club to complete other things throughout the building.”

Interact meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings will take place in McKenzie’s room (119).