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Cherokee Interact cited

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Cherokee Middle School Interact Club faculty sponsor Gordon Pickrell, center, represents the club in accepting Rotary International President Ron Burton Presidential Citation for the 2013-14 school year from Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, left, and Interact Rotary sponsor Deborah Alexander-Davis.

Only two Interact Clubs in the Eastern portion of Tennessee received the honor.

To qualify for the award, Interact Club members were required to conduct at least one international service project and work in the community to help others.

The Cherokee club raised money through a Purple Pinkie Day for polio eradication efforts worldwide.

The students also visited with the Jamestowne Assisted Living residents and cleaned up the Cherokee Middle School campus one afternoon this spring.