Students In Action appears on RTV6


Students In Action club holds a meeting on Monday, Nov. 28 in club sponsor and English teacher Eduardo Torres’s room, B207. Photo by Sawyer Osmun.

Sawyer Osmun, Reporter

Juniors Olivia Strobel and Gillian McCann were interviewed about their club, Students in Action’s, canned food drive that raised 2,300 cans for the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank. Strobel and McCann made the RTV6 11 p.m. news on Nov. 22.

English teacher Eduardo Torres is the Students in Action club sponsor. It is a community service-based club that is run in affiliation with the Jefferson Awards, a national community service award organization.

“Torres told [me and the other club members] about it because he was the head of [the Jefferson Awards], and a group of us thought that it would be a great way to help others in the community,” McCann said.

Students in Action is set apart from other community service clubs because it is part of the national organization on a high school level. There are regional and national competitions where each club’s participation is ranked in regards to helping the community.

“Instead of helping organizations and just volunteering in events, we strive to find a passion and explore how we can make a difference in our community that will make a lasting impact on people’s lives because our adviser, Torres, is always telling us to dream big,” McCann said.

For more information, email Torres here.