About Interact HHS (Honesdale High School)
Celebrating 13 Years
Interact, the High School version of Rotary, was born in 2009 at Honesdale High School. Since then, these young Rotarians have managed to raise more than $40,000 over the years to support programs they are passionate about. They adopted elementary school students in Honesdale through the Kids Care program. Providing a big brother big sister type environment, the Interact students meet their ‘little buddies’ monthly and share Christmas and end of year gifts for them to take home.
Along with their local projects, they also have International projects as well, like contributing to Rotary’s Polio Eradication Initiative through their Purple Pinky Campaign. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, they toured Rotary District 7410 raising money to send technology and educational scholarships to a town in Kumbo, Cameroon, West Africa. Closing 2022, they raised $1500 for Purple Pinkie Polio Eradication, brought in $12,000 for Ukrainian refugees with their Karaoke for Ukraine Event and partnered with an Interact club from India, Spring Valley Interact (District 3170) and agreed to work together in 2023-24 to raise money for polio eradication.
“These students have contributed to Pennies for Peace in Afghanistan, as well as supported libraries through the Himalayan Institute’s Humanitarian program in Cameroon, West Africa,” said Brian Fulp, Rotarian Coordinator for the group. “We've seen more than 500 students cycle through Interact here in Honesdale. They are a powerful, well networked group of students and the future leaders of this community and I have to say, we are in good hands.”