In 2014, Rocky Hill School formed a new community service club in partnership with the East Greenwich Rotary. The Rocky Hill School Interact Club is a dynamic group of students in grades 7-12 who are dedicated to the Rotary motto, Service Above Self. The students elect club officers and committee chairs and are working hard to make a difference in the world while honing important leadership and organizational skills.
Every Interact Club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.
Last year the Club raised funds to create prosthetic hands printed on 3D printers. The club partnered with New England Institute of Technology and EnableTheFuture.org to provide children impacted by war and other tragedies with new hands. They also supported work being done on the School’s waterfront with students from URI to study a Terrapin turtle population that nests on the campus. This year, the club will focus efforts on supporting students in Puerto Rico impacted by the Hurricane, continue efforts to support the Terrapins, and engage in local service efforts.
Members of the Interact Club will also attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program in May and three students will serve as mentors for the program as alumni.
Club Advisor: Beth DeGerlia