Each year, St. Bernard Interact Club completes at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, students develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of developing leadership skills and personal integrity; demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others; and understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work.
Faculty moderator for the Interact Club, Bill Nuss said his students have been very involved in several activities. “Earlier we sent our troops in Afghanistan care packages full of razors, shaving cream, gum, baby wipes and writing cards,” Nuss said.
This project was done in cooperation with a recent graduate, Richard Neese, who completed a tour in Afghanistan.
Students bought toys to be donated to local charities for Christmas, as well as collected diabetic socks with no skid bottoms for recipients at the local nursing homes.
Interact President Nathan Cline said he was proud of the clubs accomplishments and looks forward to working with the Rotary Club on a joint project next spring.
With a shining smile, Cline said, “It’s a great feeling to see our school community come together to support our troops as well as those who are struggling and who are confined to nursing homes. St. Bernard is blessed with helping hands and kind hearts.”