CHS Interact Events for 2017-18

Money for Harvey

The CHS Interact Club members collected approximately $203 from CHS students and staff from September 5-12 to give to the Rotary Club for their efforts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Road Clean Up Project

On September 16, several Interact members assisted the Caroline Rotary Club with trash cleanup on roads in Caroline County. Members present were Nick Edney, Donovan Edney, Debbie Edney, Kenya Morris, and Katelynn Garcia.

Rotary Breakfast

The CHS Interact Club members attended the first Rotary breakfast for this year on September 21, 2017.  This year’s Interact Club members include:  Debbie Edney, President; Donovan Edney, Vice-President; Vince Balaga, Secretary; Nick Edney; Lilliany Guasp; Kaleb Nagy; Skie Berkeley; Diamond Berkeley; Scott Cousins; Kenya Morris; Alex Wright; Nhiya Dewer; Michael Leighton; Helen Laguerta; Emily Damon; Katelynn Garcia; Lauren Hinkle; and Christian Burrell. 

RYLA Camp 2017

Interact members Donovan Edney and Debbie Edney recently attended the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) from September 29-October 1, 2017.  Their participation was sponsored by the Caroline County Rotary Club.

Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

During November, the Interact Club collected canned foods from staff and students and gave them to the Rotary Club.  The Rotary Club made food baskets for needy families in Caroline County for Thanksgiving.

Rotary Club Speech Contest

The Caroline County Rotary Club held its annual speech contest on February 22, 2018 at CHS.  Contestants included Ava Sparico, Kris McColley, Katelynn Garcia, Donovan Edney, and Adam Elgin.  The winners were as follows:

1st Place $100 Winner:  Ava Sparico

2nd Place $75 Winner:  Donovan Edney

3rd Place $50 Winner:  Katelynn Garcia

Congratulations to the winners of the Rotary Club speech contest!


The Heartwood Center

Heartwood Center Food Drive for Children

Caroline County Public Schools recently participated in a food drive meant to provide the children of Caroline County with ready to eat or easy to prepare foods for when there is no adult supervision in the home.  The CHS BETA Club and the Interact Club worked together to collect 724 food items for this drive.  Thank you to all who donated to this most worthy cause.



“UnityFest”, a multiethnic, family-friendly music festival celebrating peace, love, community service, and the connectedness between us all, was held on April 28, 2018 at the Caroline Community Services Center in Milford, VA.  Interact members helped out at this event.  Front row from left to right:  Madeline Garrett, Helen Laguerta, and Debbie Edney.  Center row from left to right:  Nick Edney and Adam Elgin.  Back row:  Katelynn Garcia.


End of the Year DinnerThe CHS Interact Club celebrated the end of the school year with a dinner at the Golden Corral in Fredericksburg on May 16, 2018.  A great time was had by all!  Clockwise from left:  Debbie Edney; Vince Balaga; Madeline Garrett; Helen Laguerta; Donovan Edney; Isis McKilroy; Kenya Morris; Nick Edney; Adam Elgin; and Kris McColley.  Not pictured:  Mrs. Sharon Waskiewicz; CHS Interact Sponsor.