The McMurray Rotary Club and Peters Township High School Interact Club are helping a non-profit that provides riding lessons for children with disabilities.
The McMurray Rotary Club and Peters Township High School InterAct Club got down and dirty Sunday to fix up a local barn. The barn is home to InStride Therapeutic Riding—a non-profit that provides riding lessons for children with disabilities. The club members are tearing out a cement floor in two rooms of the barn—digging up dirt, clay, stones and more—to prepare for the pouring of a new concrete floor. The members plan to return to the barn to finish the job in the near future.
Peters Township High School sophomore believes in protection of the environment and setting the foundation for future students.
As a sophomore at Peters Township High School, Laura Purkey jumped in with both feet when it came to school activities. A member of the orchestra, marching band and French Club, Purkey was active in Student Activists for the Environment, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She participated in this year’s “Odyssey of the Mind” competition, and aspires to become a writer or an attorney. In nominating Laura as a “Whiz Kid,” her sister Hannah called her the “most motivated and strongest person I know,” noting that while balancing her activities, she still has time for friends and family. After returning from a trip to Disney World with the concert band, Purkey took time to talk about her activities and plans for the future with us. …