New Interact club launch

Rotarians Jim Dunlop and Sam Crowe, president of the Carrick club, with Jacqueline Stewart (extreme left), principlal of Downshire School, Julie McClean (right),  head of sixth form and members of the new Interact Club INCT 19-707-CON
Rotarians Jim Dunlop and Sam Crowe, president of the Carrick club, with Jacqueline Stewart (extreme left), principlal of Downshire School, Julie McClean (right), head of sixth form and members of the new Interact Club INCT 19-707-CON

A launch ceremony has been held at Downshire School for the latest Interact club in Carrickfergus.

Principal Jacqueline Stewart welcomed Sam Crowe, president of Carrickfergus Rotary Club and Jim Dunlop, Youth Activities convenor.

Downshire pupils Courtney and Erin with their Young Citizen certificates,  included are  Jackie Stewart, principial, Jim Dunlop, Carrickfergus Rotary Youth Activities convenor, Sam Crowe, president Carrickfergus Rotary and Julie McClean, head of sixth form.  INCT 19-709-CON

Downshire pupils Courtney and Erin with their Young Citizen certificates, included are Jackie Stewart, principial, Jim Dunlop, Carrickfergus Rotary Youth Activities convenor, Sam Crowe, president Carrickfergus Rotary and Julie McClean, head of sixth form. INCT 19-709-CON

During the ceremony, the new Interact president was presented with her medallion of office and the club members received their badges.

Mr Crowe congratulated the team on their appointment and Mr Dunlop wished them well and he looked forward to a close association with their Interact activities.

For the first time Carrickfergus Rotary Club entered a number of young people for the Rotary Young Citizen Award. The scheme is designed to recognise young people under the age of 25 who have demonstrated exceptional citizenship.

Carrickfergus Rotary extended congratulations to Downshire pupils Courtney, Erin and Chris on achieving runner-up certificates.