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Interact Club

Interact Club Information

The McKeel Academy Interact Club is run by Mr. Lauk & Ms. Martin. This chapter is sponsored by the North Lakeland Rotary Club.

Interact is a service club for youth ages 12-18. Clubs benefit from sponsorship by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance.

Interact has a membership of over 250,000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs worldwide. It’s one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs. Interact clubs are self-governing and selfsupporting and can be either school or community based.

Interact’s name is a combination of the words international and action. With clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas, Interact is truly an international phenomenon. Interact’s global youth network is dedicated to community and international service.

Every Interact club project, great or small, has a lasting impact on society worldwide. Brazil, India, the Philippines, and the United States boast the highest number of Interact clubs.

Annual Projects:

  • Car Wash
  • 5K Run at Common Ground
  • Veteran's Day at McKeel Academy
  • Lighthouse Homeless Shelter Food Drive
  • Mad Hatter Tea Party


  • See Mr. Lauk or Ms. Martin.
  • Attend meetings every other Tuesday at 7AM in Mr. Lauk's room.
  • Dues are $10 for the year and include a t-shirt

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Ms. Holt, Administrator

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Mrs. Linda Holt and I am teaching Constitutional Law Honors, Comprehensive Law Studies, Legal Systems and Concepts, and M/J Legal Studies.  This is my sixth year teaching and my second year teaching at McKeel Academy.  I am a graduate of Florida State University and hold a BA in Religion concentrating on western antiquities (2005), a MA in International Affairs concentrating on human rights (2006), and a MS  in Criminology focusing on international law (2010). I served in the United States Coast Guard at Small Boat Station Jones Beach, Long Island, New York before deciding to become a teacher in 2013.  

The Legal Studies Program will provide students with an introductory foundation in the field of law. College-bound students will find numerous higher education opportunities in law, including public administration, political studies, and law school. A huge component of studying the law is reading and writing.  Be prepared to do both.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING TO CLASS EVERY DAY: fully charged iPad, pencil or pen, spiral notebook, earbuds/headphones, personal pencil sharpener, and sticky notes.

I look forward to meeting and working with you this school year.

Very Respectfully,

Linda S Holt

Legal Studies Program Orientation Video - Click here!

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