Interact Club
Northwest student brings new service club to give back to the community
Posted on 09/16/2019
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A Northwest Early College High School student had one goal in mind when he decided to bring a new service club to his school.

Jesus Salgado, a junior at Northwest had a desire to build a student organization with a focus to help and give back to the community. He started an Interact Club, a service club of Rotary International. Seven months later, they are holding their induction ceremony.

“At our school, we strive to not only prepare students academically, but also to develop future leaders in the process,” said Northwest Principal Jesica Arellano. “Jesus’ efforts provide evidence that we are accomplishing this goal. We are very proud of him and fully support this initiative.”

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries.

The Northwest Interact Club held its induction ceremony at the school on September 13, 2019. Special guests included State Senator Jose Rodriguez, Rotary District Governor Linda Woodward, Rotary Club of West El Paso, Rotaract at UTEP, and singer Gisselle Lopez who appeared on The Voice and Tengo Talento Mucho Talento.