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La Porte High School Interact Club makes strides to help eradicate polio

On June 27, Matthew McFarland, president of the La Porte High School Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of La Porte, received the Paul Harris Award from Frank Parrilla of the West U Rotary Club. Parrilla presented the LPHS Interact Club with a $500 matching donation of the LPHS donation to provide polio vaccinations in the countries of Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

According to LPHS Interact Club sponsor Tiffiny Vaughn, the Bill Gates Foundation will add another $2,000 to the donation, the total of which will purchase 6,000 vaccinations for the countries of Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.