AWARD PRESENTED: Chris Durie, Penny Fisher and Kylie Shaw.
AWARD PRESENTED: Chris Durie, Penny Fisher and Kylie Shaw. Contributed

Students honoured

NEWLY-ELECTED president of the Rotary Club of Cooroy, Chris Durie, recently presented the Rotary International President's Citation to the Interact Club of Noosa District State High School during an assembly of Year 12 students. Student representatives Penny Fisher and Kylie Shaw accepted the citation. , representing the members of the Interact Club of Noosa District State High School at the assembly of Year 12 students. The citation was in recognition of the outstanding community service undertaken by the Interact Club in 2013/14 for local causes, as well as helping less fortunate people in developing countries.  The latest projects include raising funds for Life Straws - special drinking straws that purify water and prevent disease where clean water is not available.  The club also supports an orphanage in Vietnam. Mr Durie urged all the Year 12 students to get involved and encourage Year 11 to take part in the Interact movement.  They were also encouraged to seriously consider joining a service club on leaving school, to get the most out of life by helping others.  He said the efforts that volunteers put in come back tenfold in greater life satisfaction, networking and wider social interaction. The Interact initiative was set up by Rotary International for Year 11-12 students and is a mirror of the Rotary organisation, promoting community involvement and especially world peace and understanding.  Interact at Noosa District State High School has been successful in making the world a better place for many years now.   

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