Interact District 5495 Council

Executive Board

 

Ashton Bialek-Kling

District Governor

ashtonkling34@gmail.com

Mingus Union High School

Cottonwood

Ashton Bialek-Kling is a senior at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood. This will be his sixth year in Interact. Ashton is in Interact because he enjoys helping people and he continues to meet amazing people who share the same passion for service. His long-time involvement with Rotary and Interact lead him to start an Interact club at his middle school, attend a life changing experience at RYLA, and serve on the district council. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, participates on the cross-country team and is a captain for track and field. He also enjoys reading, hiking, and cooking, and after high school, plans to pursue a degree in engineering.

Gillian Martin

Executive Assistant Governor 

gillianm2021@@gmail.com

Mohave HIgh School

Bullhead City 

Gillian is a senior at Mohave High School. She has been a varsity swimmer and an honors choir member for 4 years. Gillian went on a Rotary short-term exchange to Italy for the summer of 2019 and is set to go on a long-term exchange for the year 2021-22. In addition to this Gillian was selected to be an ambassador to Kenya for this summer but due to Covid, she will be going the summer of 2021.

Jackson Hamblin

District Secretary  

Conyon View High School

Waddell 

    

Jackson Hamblin is a junior at Canyon View High School in Waddell Arizona. This is his second year on the district council and first year as district secretary. He is president of his local interact club and an active member in his community by serving others. Jackson is excited to be back on the council and excited to work with new leaders. He is hoping to make a difference and help as many people as possible.

Madelynn Mac Donald

Past District Governor

Mohave High School

Bullhead City 

Madelynn Mac Donald is a senior at Mohave High School. She has been in Interact since 6th grade, and last year, she was the District Governor. Madelynn is also extremely grateful to have been selected to be an Ambassador to Kenya in 2018 and for the Mexico Team for 2021. She is excited to serve as Past DG this year on the Executive Team. Madelynn also partakes in swim, soccer, NHS, and Mathletes. She hopes to always continue serving the world around her in any way possible!

Assistant Governors

Adoraly Soto-Ortiz

 Assistant Governor  

Mohave High School

Bullhead 

    

Adoraly Soto-Ortiz is a student at Mohave high school. She is a freshman and she is new to this school. She has been doing interact since seventh grade, so this is her third year on interact. She likes playing soccer, softball and basketball. She loves staying busy in her free time. She also loves to help people.

Brianna

 Assistant Governor  

Canyon Veiw High School

Waddell

Brianna is a very hardworking junior at Canyon View High School. She takes several AP and honors classes while also managing her Interact Club as the communications officer for a third year in a row. Brianna strives to do her best to help her community and those around her. She uses her artistic abilities and creativity to inspire others.

Chloe Alvarez

 Assistant Governor  

Mohave High School

Bullhead City 

Chloe Alvarez is a Junior at Mohave High School. She is involved in Marching Band, National Honors Society, an honors choir, and is the Vice President of Mohave's Interact Club. 

Nicolette Cabato

 Assistant Governor  

Mohave High School

Bullhead City 

This is Nicolette. She is a junior at Mohave High School. She has been an active interact member ever since her freshman year. When Nicolette was a freshman, she went to RYLA as a delegate and since then, she has been in love with interact making her wanting to do more for the club. As a result, Nicolette applied in the district council as a platform to channel her leadership skills and to help spread the words to people who want to pursue helping the world.

Emily Dao

 Assistant Governor  

Westwood High School

Mesa 

Emily Dao is a Sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program at Westwood High School. She is participating in two of her school’s major service clubs, these being Little Warriors and of course Interact. Emily also partakes in her school’s band program, specializing in the alto saxophone and playing in the top band at her school. She was also in the Westwood Marching Band, where they have recently won the State Championship this past season. Emily has been awarded the Outstanding Service-Learning Freshman award from her school as well as a Certificate of Appreciation from the district. This is her first year participating in the District Council and is extremely excited to get more involved in the community and accomplish many things with her fellow council members!

Chloe Lyons

 Assistant Governor  

Centennial High School

Peoria

Chloe Lyons is a junior at Centennial High School. She has developed a love and passion for Interact over the last year and cannot wait to serve on the District Council. Chloe is the president of Centennial’s Interact club and is so excited to get her club more involved and implement new service projects. She believes this is the start of a lifelong love of Rotary. Chloe swam as a competitive club swimmer for 6 years before deciding to focus more on academics and extracurriculars. She loves to challenge herself through difficult AP and Honors classes. In addition, Chloe is a returning varsity swimmer for Centennial, and a member of Educators Rising. Chloe enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and is interested in education, sustainability, archeology, travel, writing, and service.

Dyla Galvez 

 Assistant Governor  

Basha High School

Chandler

Dylan Galvez is a junior at Basha High School in Chandler. There at Basha he is heavily involved in his Interact Club, Student Council, Unified Sports, and is a new member in his National Honors Society and Link Crew. Dylan plans to help build Interact not only at his school, but to help build clubs across the state.

Nayeli Pascual

 Assistant Governor  

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Nayeli Pascual is sophomore at Mohave High School. She enjoys living her life the best way possible and in positivity. Growing up she’s been the type of person to think of others and help them out if needed. Her favorite hobby is gaming. She likes being different from most people and likes to do that by playing video games as most girls don’t. Even though many people see her as small, she has big and impactful plans for her future.

Emma Lynch

 Assistant Governor   

Canyon View High School

Waddell

Emma Lynch is a sophomore at Canyon View High School. She has been an Interact Member since 2019. Emma enjoys serving her community and her favorite service project is Crutches 4 Africa. She is also involved in her community in other ways, such as being in Student Government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, serving at her church, and Unified Sports. In her free time, Emma enjoys reading, swimming, playing volleyball, and hanging out with her two dogs.

Alondra Macias

 Assistant Governor   

Westwood High School

Mesa

Alondra is a hardworking individual who uses her communicative skills to get others in the community to get involved and feel comfortable. She enjoys challenging herself and joining programs to understand as learn leadership skills and for greater understanding on the importance of volunteering. Alondra is caring and always ensures everyone feels comfortable and involved in everyday situations. Alondra uses her background knowledge to improve situations and create bigger goals to ensure a constant challenge

Brian Ortiz

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

This is Brian. He goes to Mohave High School in Bullhead City. This year, he will be a Junior. He ran for Mohave High Interact Treasurer and won. He originally joined the Interact Club Freshman year but found a deeper love for it after RYLA his Sophomore year. This year he decided to take the chance and run to be a part of the district council, where he was chosen to be an AG. Over the years, he has grown a passion for the Interact Club and what the club stands for and all the events they sponsor. Brian was even selected to be a team member to visit Mexico under the Crutches for Africa Program, but unfortunately due to the pandemic it had to be postponed.  Brian can’t wait to do great things this year as an AG and is looking forward to helping, befriending, and meeting all the new people in the district.

Adan Soto-Ortiz

 

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Adan Soto-Ortiz is a sophomore at Mohave high school. This is his second year serving on the council. He’s been in Interact for 3 years and he wants to be a part of Interact for as long as possible. Adan was also one of the ambassadors for Crutches for Mexico. He also loves to play soccer and football.  Adan is one of the most kindhearted people you’ll ever meet. He loves to be with family and create memories.

Aine Khin

Assistant Governor 

Mingus Union High School

Cottonwood

Aine Khin is a junior at Mingus Union High School and has been actively involved

with Interact since her freshman year. She served as the club’s secretary her sophomore year

and attended RYLA as a delegate this past January, which was one of her most rewarding and

memorable high school experiences. She is enrolled in honors and AP classes, and is a

member of National Honor Society as well as her school’s art club. In addition, she has

played the number one position on her high school tennis team over the past two seasons and

led the team as a co-captain as a sophomore. Aine really enjoys painting, traveling, baking,

and playing the guitar. She intends to pursue a career in medicine with an emphasis in

psychiatric health.
 

Madisyn VanCamp

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Maddy is a sophomore at Mohave High School and she has been doing Interact for 3 years. She can be a really outgoing person once you get to know her and always tries to look at the bright side of things. She is always looking to stay involved in the community and is always willing to try new things.

Alejandro Rodriguez 

Assistant Governor 

Mingus Union High School

Cottonwood

Alejandro Rodriguez is a Senior at Mingus Union High School. He has been involved in Interact for six years now, attended RYLA, and is the MUHS Interact President for the 2020-21 school year. He's all about using his outgoing and positive attitude to get people involved within their community while also making it fun. His hope for this year is that no matter what, service be provided to everyone in need.

Jada Mendoza

Assistant Governor 

Westwood High School

Mesa

Jada Mendoza is a Junior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Westwood High School and is a part of four service clubs. These clubs include the National Honors Society, United Sound, Little warriors, and of course Interact. This upcoming school year, she is proud to say that she will be President of United Sound and secretary of her Interact club. She is also a part of the band program where she plays the saxophone in her schools' top group and was in the marching band last year where they placed first at the state championships. Lastly, she plays the harp as a secondary instrument among the top harpist in the Mesa Harp Program. This is her second year on the council and is on the ambassadors team to Kenya, but despite all the challenges this year, she is excited to see what we can accomplish!

Breana Ruelas  

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Breana is senior at Mohave High School. She has been an active member in

interact for a year and had been selected to become part of the Honor Society. Breana also had

the opportunity to attend 2020 RYLA which inspired her to apply to become a Junior Counselor.

She hoped that she could be a Junior counselor and attend the first Junior RYLA this summer, 

but due to COVID, will hopefully be going next summer of 2021.

Dema Abdullah

Assistant Governor 

Mountain Ridge High School

Glendale

Dema is a sixteen-year-old junior at Mountain Ridge High School. Her future goal is to be in the medical field. Her favorite activities include beach volleyball, volleyball, biking, hiking, and swimming. She has already been to Turkey, Iraq, California, Las Vegas, and Dubai, and would love to expand her travel list in the future. She loves hanging out with friends and family. She has been to RYLA and absolutely loved her experience. She plays volleyball at school and played city soccer. She has also been to a charity event in Dubai called Tarahum Charity Foundation which helps people in need. She would also love to be involved in the community more. She is always open to talk to and become friends with.

Jayla Taft 

Assistant Governor 

Basha High School

Chandler

Jayla Taft is a sophomore at Basha High School, which is located in Chandler, Arizona.  In school, she is very involved in school leadership clubs, such as student government and has started a club at her school called We Dine Together. Jayla plans on getting more involved with leadership activities as her time in rotary progresses.

Noe Ortiz

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City 

Noe is a sophomore at Mohave High School in Bullhead City. Noe is a person who will do anything he can to improve his community. Noe is a person that takes charge in order to improve a project. Noe will help those who are looking for it and help them help others

Gabe Garcia

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Gabe Garcia is a junior at Mohave high school In Bullhead city Arizona. He is a three-season varsity student athlete, not only a team played but a leader whether that’s on the field or in the classroom. He is very involved on campus as well, not only is he member of student council but the lead news anchor for Mohave highs news Channel. Even though It’s Gabes first year in interact he has loved every moment of it and can’t wait to see what being an assistant governor has to offer.

Grady Campbell

Assistant Governor 

Basha High School 

Chandler 

Grady Campbell is a junior at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona. On campus, he is involved in Interact, Student Government, Spanish Honor Society, Link Crew, and National Honor Society. He is looking forward to improving his local communities through his service as Assistant Governor.

Huda Mohamed

Assistant Governor 

Westwood High School 

Mesa 

Huda is a dedicated and hardworking person who utilizes her voice to stand up for what she believes in. She makes it her goal to spread awareness and shed light on issues occurring around the world to minority ethnic groups. Huda is also a considerate and caring person who ensures everyone feels welcomed to participate and share their ideas when working on group projects. She won first place in the VOICES writing contest in 9th grade and appeared on KJZZ news for speaking about women’s inequality on International Women’s Day. Huda is kind, confident, and intuitive allowing for her to give to the community and teach others the importance of volunteering to better the community and one's morals.

Angela Adkins

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City 

Angela Adkins is a sophomore at Mohave High School. She is a very good-hearted person and always tries her best for everything. Though Angela can come off as a very outgoing and energetic person, she can tend to be a little shy in some cases. Angela has always been the type of person to help others in need. She really enjoys helping others and has great plans ahead of her. 

Erica Cabato

Assistant Governor 

Mohave HIgh School

Bullhead City 

Erica Cabato is a sophomore at Mohave High School. She joined Interact her freshman year to

satisfy her love for community service. She also attended RYLA her freshman year and became

more involved with Rotary, which led her to become an Assistant Governor for this year. She

plans on majoring in business, requiring leadership and teamwork skills, which Interact and

Rotary provides.

Raheemat Alade

Assistant Governor 

Agua Fria High School

Avondale

Raheemat Alade or ‘Ray’ as most people call her is a senior at Agua Fria High in Avondale. She has been a part of interact for 3 years now and has been treasurer and vice president of her club. She has also served as a delegate and junior counselor at RYLA. Interact been a huge impact on her life and holds a special place in her heart. Apart from Interact, she is also involved in her school’s student council, athletic training club, and journalism club. She enjoys writing, reading, and watching anime and criminal minds. She also is planning to go to college and majoring in journalism and sociology.

Francisco Bekele

Assistant Governor 

Red Rock High Shcool

Sedona 

Francisco Bekele was born in Mission Viejo, CA and would spend much of his early life going back and forth between Sedona, AZ and East Los Angeles, CA. Finally, his family would settle down in the Verde Valley where Francisco would go on to attend Sedona Red Rock HS. His freshman year he decided to join many of the school’s available clubs including Interact Club. Throughout his high school career Francisco has strived to be an active member in his community, volunteering for campus cleanups, food drives, and taking charge by helping organize multiple fundraisers that would raise over tens of thousands of dollars in support. His junior year Francisco would become treasurer of his school’s interact club and work closely with the advisor and Rotary of Sedona in maintaining the Interact Club’s budget. Seeing many of the uncertainties and hardships arising in the spring of 2020, Francisco would run to be appointed as Assistant Governor on the Interact board (2020-21) so that he could better his communities as well as many others in a more effective way.


Favorite Quote: “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” - David Brinkley

Delia Schmidt

Assistant Governor 

Canyon Veiw High School

Waddell

Delia is a junior at Canyon View High School. This is her second year as an Interact member at her school and first as an assistant governor on the District Council. She is an honors and AP student and is also active in her school's student government and National Honors Society. She enjoys spending her time helping her community and is excited to be a part of this council.

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