by Mary Hoskins

Rotarians who are involved with Interact, the Rotary-sponsored service clubs for high school students, will be interested in a Virtual Interact Conference on Saturday, March 20, 2021. It’s free, and it will provide an opportunity to learn from Interact leaders in 30 Rotary districts.  To register a student, click here.

One of the conference speakers will be our own Walker Sheidow, a junior at South Eugene High School. Her Interact club has thrived during the shutdown, meeting regularly via Zoom and finding ways to serve. Walker created and spearheaded a virtual tutoring program where Interactors tutor over 50 elementary and middle school students. Walker is a cross-country runner and throws javelin and discus for her school’s track team. She is a Red Cross volunteer and is active in the SPICE program that promotes STEM careers for women.

Walker Sheidow Complete Bio

A junior at South Eugene High School, Walker joined her school’s Rotary Interact Club at the start of her sophomore year. Since then, she has thrown herself into the world of service! In the spring, Walker was one of two members selected to join her club’s leadership board. When COVID shut down classes, her group found creative ways to help the community, by making heart cards for a local retirement home, loading critical medical supplies for shipment overseas, and at the end of the summer, launching the Rotary Interact Community Tutoring Program. Outside of Rotary, Walker runs cross country and throws javelin and discus for South Eugene’s track team. She is also an active Red Cross volunteer as well as the president of her school’s Red Cross Club. Additionally, she volunteers to support the SPICE Women in Science program that encourages young girls to pursue STEM careers!