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Andrew Willis elected President of TCHS Interact Club
World Polio Day observed by club members
TCHS Battle Creek Warriors Interact Club members in an activity at their October 24 meeting.
TCHS Battle Creek Warriors Interact Club members in an activity at their October 24 meeting.

At the Tattnall County High School (TCHS) Battle Creek Warriors Interact Club meeting of October 24, 2022, Andrew Willis was elected as President. Other officers elected are Layla James as Vice President, Wilton DeLoach as Secretary, and Aubrey Poole as Project Manager. The TCHS Interact is a junior Rotary Club, sponsored by the Glennvile Rotary Club.

The Club also observed World Polio Day, which is October 24. They discussed how they could contribute to the observance.

Learning about the polio series is on the way the students began their involvement.

“The polio virus disease causes nervous system breakdown and occurs mostly in children under the age of five years. There is no cure, but a vaccine is available. Rotary International began vaccination efforts in 1988. By 2020, the virus was completely eradicated with the exception of two countries,” said Sabrina Page, TCHS Work-Based Learning Coordinator and Interact Club sponsor.

The club members listened intently to a synopsis from Minda Dentler, a polio survivor from India.

The club members next participated in an “influencer” activity which they discussed how easy it is to influence others in a positive way to share Rotary’s efforts.

The TCHS Interact Club is planning to sponsor a coloring contest amount all first graders in the county. The coloring pages have the caption, “I want to end polio”. The top three coloring pages from each school will be selected. The winning students will be presented a $5 Dairy Queen gift card.

TCHS Interact Club members contributed loose change before leaving the meeting toward complete eradication of polio. They will encourage their friends to donate through this week as well. The Glennville Rotary Club will match what is raised at TCHS.

Upcoming activities for the club include, hosting a booth at the Nov. 3 South Tattnall Elementary Fall Festival; club induction ceremony on Nov. 14; and observance of World Interact Week, October 31 – November 4.