Interact Club

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Hernando's Interact Club

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Hernando High School Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hernando, is made up of approximately 110 members and 2 sponsors. In April of 2012, the HHS Interact Club hosted the first "Light It Up Blue" event at Hernando's historic Square.This even brought over 500 people to the square in hopes of spreading autism awareness. It was this event that was the catapult for the club's future projects and earned Hernando High School the "Business of the Month" award in May 2012.  Since then we have continued to expand our efforts for Autism Awareness with 3 more Light It Up Blue awareness events in April of 2013, 2014 and 2015, 3 "Bolt for Blue" 5K runs to raise money for ARC of Northwest Mississippi which serves many children with special needs in our area.  Our banner year of fundraising for local charities ended with a partnership with Retrieving Freedom, a local service dog training organization.  Interacts initial donation sparked an online donation campaign for a family to help get their son an autism service dog.  Through our Facebook and Twitter blitz that family met their contribution goal in less than 24 hours!

Autism Awareness, however, is not the only way Interact serves Desoto County.  We participate many other community and international service projects. Our members are regular volunteers at the Special Olympics.  They have also worked with local elementary schools with Read Across America and supported our troops over seas with a Christmas card campaign. We have been active participants in the Habitat for Humanity Homerun 5K and been a major fundraiser for St. Jude with the "Run Freddie Run" event.

We will meet in the cafeteria on the following days:

Thursday, September 17th

Thursday, October 15th

Thursday, November 12th

Thursday, January 7th

Thursday, February 4th

Thursday, March 3rd

Thursday, April 7th