All Four Rochester High School Interact Clubs Earn Coveted Rotary Presidential Citation Award Again

On November 11, Rotary International honored all four Rochester High School Interact Clubs with the Rotary International Presidential Citation Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. This marks the third consecutive year that all four Interact Clubs have distinguished themselves for this landmark achievement, which illustrates the depth of commitment at every level, from the students and faculty advisors to the school administrators and local Rotary Club.

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All Four Rochester High School Interact Clubs Earn Coveted Rotary Presidential Citation Award Again

The recipients of the Presidential Citation awards were:

  • Interact Club of Rochester High School (Faculty Advisor: Kelly Messing–Mirabito)
  • Interact Club of Stoney Creek High School (Faculty Advisor: Laurene Kaschalk)
  • Interact Club of ACE High School (Faculty Advisor: Jeff Fosnaugh)
  • Interact Club of Adams High School (Faculty Advisor: Tim Mullins)

“The Presidential Citation award is Rotary’s attempt to define the characteristics of a successful and growing Interact Club. Only about 15% of the Interact Clubs active in 120 countries around the world, earn this Presidential Citation by inspiring positive change thereby improving their communities.” Wayne Hodges, Director of the Rochester Rotary Club Youth Services said. Hodges concluded his comments with a sincere thanks to the Faculty Advisors who provide overall leadership for each Interact Club. We simply could succeed without their devoted support.

The awards were presented to the students during their annual Interact Day, statewide conference, held at Rochester High School on November 11.

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About Rochester Rotary

Celebrating 60 years as a club in 2014, Rochester Rotary is one of 34,000 member clubs of Rotary International, which has more than 1.2 million members and raises and disburses funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Monies are raised through social events and service projects organized by the club, ‘fines’ collected at Rochester Rotary meetings and gifts offered to the club through members and supporters.

The club welcomes new members who live or work in Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For membership information, contact Jeff Whitbey at Rochester Rotary meets each Tuesday at noon at the River Crest Banquet Hall at Avon Road and Livernois, in Rochester Hills.

About Rotary International

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

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