Members of the West Stokes High School Interact Club and the King Rotary Club recently conducted their annual character education project for Amy Parker’s sixth-grade classes at Chestnut Grove Middle School.
Members of the Rotary Club wrote the curriculum for the project, “Responsibility—It’s Up to Me,” and based it on the Rotary International principle of high ethical standards. Members of the Interact Club taught the classes over a two-day period and shared pointers for maintaining high standards throughout adolescence and life. Rotarians concluded the project with sessions on the sessions on the role responsible behavior plays in career and life successes.
Amy Parker commented that the project is quite beneficial to the middle-school students because they enjoy being taught by high school students and because it reinforces character education taught throughout the school. Sue Jarvis of the King Rotary Club said that this project is an example of Rotarians’ commitment to service to others in the areas of education, peace and understanding, and community and economic development.
The West Stokes Interact Club meets each Tuesday at 7:50 a.m. in Michael Jenkins’ classroom and is open to students in grades 9-12. The King Rotary Club meets each Thursday at 7:00 a.m. at P.B. Clark’s Family Restaurant in King. Funding for all club projects comes from community support of the club’s annual fundraiser held each September and from donations from members. Guests are welcome to attend Rotary meetings without a formal invitation or prior notice.