Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ virtual hub has surged from 660 initial users to more than 2,800. RHS Interact Club joined Rome Rotary on Thursday. Salvation Army plans parking lot sale at East First Avenue on Saturday. Rome marks Georgia Cities Week Oct. 3-9.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ virtual hub has surged from 660 initial users to more than 2,800. RHS Interact Club joined Rome Rotary on Thursday. Salvation Army plans parking lot sale at East First Avenue on Saturday. Rome marks Georgia Cities Week Oct. 3-9.


From left, Rome City Schools Superintendent Louis Byars, studets Wyatt Thorntan, Kirsten Jones , Griffin Girard and Sarah Brown.

 

Rome High School Interact Club students joined Rome Rotary on Thursday at the Coosa Country Club.

The Interact Club is a branch of Rotary Youth Programs, basically a high school Rotary Club. Sarah Brown, Rome High School Honors Astronomy teacher and Advisor to the Interact Club, explained the mission of the Interact Club, “Rooted in the fact that Rotary is a community service organization,” she explained, “not only does Interact help the students to make relevant connections with community service providers and community leaders, but it helps them zoom out to what’s going on outside of the school building and figure out how they can be helpful to the community; not just to the person in the desk beside them, but also to the family down the street.”

Every year Rotary Clubs statewide sponsor Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening), a retreat experience that works to instill the value of service above self, involving work with leadership and character development.

Brown said that when Rome Rotary reached out to her and offered to sponsor students to attend the camp, she had a few students in mind. Kristen Jones was one of those students and ended up being the only student to attend. During the meeting, Rome Rotary recognized Jones and her accomplishment in receiving the Camp RYLA Award. There were 250 attendees in the district’s 2021 retreat.


 

 


The City of Rome will celebrate Georgia Cities Week Oct.3-9. Through Georgia Cities Week, Rome hopes to heighten the public’s awareness of city government’s role in enhancing the quality of life in our community. Please click here for some of the plans.

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