Key club, Interact club participate in “Walking on Water” bridge walk

On Saturday, August 29, the St. Patrick Key Club and Interact Club met on the Ocean Springs side of the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge for the eighth annual Walking on Water (WOW) Bridge Walk. They then walked the length of the bridge with other members of the community to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Students and other participants were asked to bring canned goods for those still homeless from the loss of their property following Hurricane Katrina. This year’s goal was 10,000 pounds of canned goods. St. Patrick students alone donated more than 100 canned goods, which is approximately 125 lbs.

The Key Club, headed by Kiwanis, and the Interact Club, which is a high school Rotary organization, are both service-oriented clubs at St. Patrick. The WOW bridge walk is one of both clubs’ service projects done annually. Students who walked the bridge were awarded service hours. Nearly fifty St. Patrick students from both clubs attended the bridge walk on Saturday.

Senior and Key Club president Hannah Janus, who attended the walk, said, “It was nice to walk the bridge on the anniversary of Katrina and give back to the community by donating food to the less fortunate.” Freshman Chris Collins also enjoyed the walk, saying “I got to hang out with my friends [while getting service hours] and enjoy the beautiful weather.”

Story by: Cecilia Collins