My name is Jamie Infanti and I am a student at Absegami High School. I have been involved in the Interact Club at my school for the past year and I love being a part of it! Interact is a high school community service group that is associated with Rotary International. I love the group because it does lots of community service and allows high school students to do projects that make a lasting impact on our communities. We have done projects such as planting sea grass on the sand dunes in Atlantic City, helping those effected by Hurricane Sandy and creating and running the first craft fair at Absegami. I am also President of the environmental club, Earth Shepherd, at my school and I have been horseback riding since I was 7. I am passionate about helping the environment and helping people in general. I have lived with my parents in Galloway for the past 9 years. Before that, I lived on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
I am incredibly excited to be going on this orphanage trip! I am most excited to be helping the people there hands-on. I think it's great that we get to work and do things that directly help the people there. I had always hoped that in high school I would get the chance to go on something like this and I couldn't be happier that it has all worked out. One of the things I know will be one of my favorite parts of the trip is getting to meet and be around all of the kids at the orphanage. I can't wait to see how we will communicate, despite the language barrier, and getting to know all of their personalities. I am looking forward to sharing all of the great stories and experiences that I will have from this trip.