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:
OFFICERS and ADVISORS
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.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Video by Barry Villamil
Photos by Jocelyn Roberts and Aaron Wilson