Interact hosts annual mixer

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Rana Aghababazadeh

With the lights dimmed and the bass of the music dominating over the sounds of laughing and singing, over two hundred students from the five FUHSD schools danced at a night of frivolity.

Junior Rupali Sujan and Cupertino HS senior Jeanine Palicte pose at this year’s California Dreams mixer on Jan. 20. Photo used with permission of Sujan.
Junior Rupali Sujan and Cupertino HS senior Jeanine Palicte pose at this year’s California Dreams mixer on Jan. 20. Photo used with permission of Sujan.

Every year, Interact area A12, the area containing the five FUHSD schools, hosts an annual mixer targeted to raise money for a certain cause. Held at the Quinlan Community Center, the mixers also provide high schoolers in Cupertino with an opportunity to meet students from other local schools.

According to Junior and co-vice president Rupali Sujan, each area has their own special event that they hold to raise money.

This year’s mixer raised about $4,000, which will go to aiding Syrian Refugees as part of Interact’s international project “Me the Human”. The club is also working with the International Rescue Committee to help with building houses for refugees.

Sujan believes that area A12 has been more successful than most others around the Bay Area due to the high number of attendees.

“Our area’s mixer is usually one of the best ones,” Sujan said. “And it’s a great way to raise funds for the project of that year.”