RPB Rotary Hosts RPBHS Interact Club

Ten members of the Interact Club of Royal Palm Beach High School led by Darrell Schwartz, along with fellow teacher Liz Lauscher, attended a joint event with the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Interact President Christopher Milliche reported on the Sept. 21 beach cleanup at Phipps Ocean Park. The students participated in their school’s homecoming festivities and dodgeball tournament. They also had an event for Holocaust Remembrance Day, and they participated in a student food drive for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Unified Food Drive, showing just how much the students care about taking care of their community.

Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club President-Elect Diane Smith commended the efforts of the students.

Milliche also discussed the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event coming up on April 5-6 before handing over the floor to Schwartz, who discussed a Darfur fundraising project. A U.S. company has created a solar-powered cooking utensil to help prepare meals, that at $40 would last a year. Schwartz appealed for donations to purchase the utensils and ship them to Darfur as the club’s major project. Two in attendance, Bassey E. Okon and Rayhn Ahmet, donated to the cause.

Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club President Selena Smith asked Okon to present certifications of recognition to the students. A certificate of achievement as Interact Student of the Quarter was presented to Gabriella Garza, along with a Barnes & Noble gift card. Milliche was awarded a distinguished service citation, along with fellow students Daniel Ammons, Justin Eden, Peter Nguyen, Giovanna Garza, Alexander Milliche, Luis Felix, Gabriella Garza and Sabrina Agramonte.

The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Friendly’s on State Road 7. Visit www.rpbrotary.org for more info.


ABOVE: Selena Smith, Christopher Milliche, Gabriella Garza and Bassey E. Okon at the Jan. 30 Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club meeting.