Q&A with Interact Club Member Sylvia Gidal


Emme Perencevich

Infographic by Emme Perencevich

Rachel Meehan and Paris Fuller

Q: What have you done in interact club so far this year? 


A: At the beginning of the year we decided we would have themes. We have six of them. So during the first part of the year we were doing projects related to food. We did the City vs West can drive, which we lost to West, but still got a lot of cans donated. We’ve also done small volunteering projects at the crisis center, and just a lot of planning for upcoming bake sales and fundraisers. 


Q: How long have you been apart of Interact Club?


A: I started Interact Club my freshman year, so I’ve been kinda been off and on since then, but A:I’ve definitely become more involved especially in the last two years. 


Q: How did you first hear about Interact Club?


A: I knew it was a club that had a lot of people in it, so I decided I would go and see what it was about. 


Q: What do you feel like your role is at City High being apart of Interact Club?


A: I feel like there is a certain level of responsible because this club has been around for about 15 years, so a lot of people have been in the club, as well as alumni. It’s been an important part of City High just because it’s been here for awhile. So I guess it’s important to keep it going and make sure it centers around good projects. 


Q: What is your favorite part about Interact Club?


A: Some of the volunteering things we get to do are really fun and goofy. There was this Christmas Eve event where we wrapped presents at the mall, and we baked cookies and delivered them to people’s houses. Volunteering with a bunch of really cool people just makes it even better. 


Q: What other activities are you planning for the school year?


A: For right now, our next theme is clothing, so we are going to work on presents for adults. We might do tie blankets to donate to TVIP or other women’s shelters. We are planning on doing a sock drive and pick out other clothing related projects.


Q: Do you have any other goals for this year? 


A: I hope we are able to accomplish what we have planned to do, and that people feel they are apart in the group and they can participate in any volunteering opportunities that they want. I hope they can feel comfortable sharing their own ideas on how we can raise money and help any certain organization. 


Interact Club meets every Tuesday during advisory in room 1102.