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LHS Interact Club Focuses On Community Service Work

Rotary Interact Club at Lynnfield High School started in 2010 to focus on helping the community.

Students at Lynnfield High School have various options if they want to get involved with volunteer work and community service - one of them being the Rotary Interact Club, which is heading into its third school year in town.

Town residents likely saw members of the Interact Club this summer organizing the Horribles Parade in mid-July, to name one recent event. According to Baylee Priestley, an incoming LHS junior who will serve as club president this year, members are already planning to participate in the Buddy Walk for muscular dystrophy this October in Wakefield, as well as the Polar Plunge, which is an annual Rotary event that raises funds to fight polio, and a possible Halloween event.

Members of the Interact Club also work with members of the town's Rotary Club on some initiatives, and several other activities are being considered at this point. The club, which currently has about 15 members, is hoping to expand once the school year gets underway. "We're just trying to keep up the club and make it bigger this year," said Priestley.

Priestley also does cross country at LHS and is a dancer who will be in this fall's production of "Legally Blonde." Her older sister Ariel, now a student at Endicott College, started the Interact Club at LHS back in 2010.

This school year, the Interact Club will also have Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas W. Jefferson serving as its faculty advisor, reported Priestley. Jefferson is also a member of the Lynnfield Rotary.

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