page top

red arrow bulletNews

Students Connecting to - and Helping - the Local Community

November 28, 2011MHS Interact

The Interact Club at Monticello High School is the student arm of the local Rotary Club. This group of benevolent youngsters helps with fundraising and outreach projects. These extraordinary teens are committed to helping those who are less fortunate within their communities.

Student volunteers - many of whom are members of the Interact Club - recently spent their Saturday afternoon collecting food for the homeless and hungry at the ShopRite supermarket in Monticello.

Under the guidance of high school teacher Pam Sussman, the teens received enough food to fill two dozen oversized cartons. In addition, they were given four frozen turkeys and $360 in cash donations - and that was in just one afternoon!

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of community members, the items collected helped the United Way ofFallsburg Interact Sullivan County and the Federation for the Homeless feed the many individuals and families struggling in these tough economic times.

“No family - no child - should ever go hungry,” said Ms. Sussman. “This is just a small part of giving back to our community.”
Along with the volunteers from Monticello, students and teachers from the Fallsburg and Wallkill Central School Districts helped with this endeavor.

Photos: From left, Monticello High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Pam Sussman, students Harry Lin, Alexis Watkins, Jennifer Walker and May Rosario with Monticello Rotary Club member Orshii Boldiis at the food donation table in ShopRite.

From left, Fallsburg High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Janet Kaplan with students Melony Noller and Rafael Olan.