June 23, 2017

Interact with Africa surpasses fundraising goal through Hoops for Africa

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Interact with Africa sponsored the third annual Hoops for Africa on Oct. 25. Students played basketball against staff, and the students won. Members of the club sold tickets, t-shirts, bracelets and concessions during lunch periods and during the game. IWA raised more than $1,300.  The funds go towards building schools in Angola, Africa.

Sobol travels, helps build schools in Angola

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Getting Involved “It seemed like a very tangible thing to help another person on the other side of the world,” Mariola Sobol, Interact with Africa (Interact) sponsor, said. Ms. Sobol has been the sponsor for Interact since 2004. Sara Strauss, Interact sponsor, asked her to help cosponsor. “I knew that Ms. Sobol had an interest in traveling and a compassionate heart, so I sked her to cosponsor the club,” Ms. Strauss said. “Because I supervised her as a student teacher, I also knew that she worked well with students and was a strong leader.” The…