Pearl City High School Interact Club honored at Honolulu Hale

Nov 2, 2023 | PC Community, PC INK, PC Schools

By Barry Villamil

Congratulations to the Pearl City High School Youth Leadership Interact Club for being recognized today by Honolulu City Councilmember Val Okimoto with an Honorary Recognition Certificate Award for their outstanding and heartfelt humanitarian projects that has supported those in need around the world.

The PCHS Interact Club were presented their Honorary Recognition Certificate Award in front of the full City Council at Honolulu Hale.

Those who were present today representing and supporters of the PCHS Interact Club:


Carollen St. Ledger – Director of Communications

Dayza Otsuka-Cabodol – Secretary

Keyneia Cassandra Sumampong – Treasurer

McKenna Runyan – International Service Chair

Andie Shimizu – Vice President

Theodore Sepulveda – President

Vanessa Tadena Advisor

Dane Souza – Advisor

Joseph Halfmann – Principal, Pearl City High School

Dick Mosko – President, Rotary Club of Pearlridge

Barry Villamil – Director, Youth Leadership Interact Program, Rotary Club of Pearlridge

The PCHS Interact Club was also recognized for their most recent international humanitarian relief project, led by McKenna Runyan, that sponsored and provided water purification tablets for worn torn Ukraine that will turn 40,00 gallons into clean water.

The Rotary Club of Pearlridge is extremely proud and truly inspired by the PCHS Interact Club who continues to develop their outreach programs and skills that benefit those in Hawaii and around the world. We are also grateful for the opportunity to provide financial support and mentorships as a partner in the spirit of Rotary International’s “Four Way Test” and “Service Above Self”.

Mahalo to PCHS Interact Club Advisor’s Dane Souza and Vanessa Tadena, and PCHS Principal Joseph Halfmann for their leadership and support of the PCHS Interact Club members as they guide them towards making a profound difference in the world as their leadership skills grow and expand well beyond their experiences and success as a Pearl City High School Interact Club member and proud Pearl City Charger!

Mahalo to Honolulu Councilmember Val Okimoto and staff, Jocelyn Roberts and Aaron Wilson for their amazing support of the Pearl City High School Interact Club, Pearl City High School, Rotary Club of Pearlridge, and Pearl the City community.


Video by Barry Villamil

Photos by Jocelyn Roberts and Aaron Wilson

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