Interact Club steps forward on MLK Day

Students from Washington High School's Interact Club spent part of MLK Day volunteering in the garden.

Students from Washington High School’s Interact Club spent part of MLK Day volunteering in the garden.

Washington High School’s Interact Club took Martin Luther King Jr.’s service philosophy to heart as they volunteered in the Growing Together – A Giving Garden in Central Phoenix.  The words of King were posted around the garden and the teenagers discussed his thoughts while they planted, weeded, bermed, raked, mulched and harvested.

Turning the compost.

Turning the compost.

King’s quote, “Faith is taking the first step, even when you can’t see the whole staircase,” applied to what we were doing in the garden today,” said senior Krystal Torres. “We had to build berms for the new fruit trees, and it seemed impossible, but we kept stepping forward and finally finished our ‘staircase.'”

“I’m so proud of the service our teenagers do,” Interact Club sponsor Jill Green said. ” Having King’s words around us while we worked made it even more thoughful.”

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