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We Day rewards community leaders

Members of Free the Children Club, Interact Club and ASB will be attending We Day this year on Feb. 25. An annual event, We Day takes place at SAP Center in San Jose and is hosted by Free the Children, an international charity. Past speakers and performers at this event have included actress and musician Selena Gomez, actor and comedian Seth Rogen, former NBA star Magic Johnson and more. This year’s speakers have not yet been announced.

Attendees do not buy individual tickets — instead, they earn their admittance by performing service acts or being leaders in their community. Groups take on one local and one global action and report back to Free The Children to earn their way to We Day.

While Free the Children members have been attending every year, Interact Club members were invited this year due to their international project,  which is being done in coordination with Free the Children. Interactors across the Bay Area are striving to raise $90,000 to adopt a village in Kenya.

While Interact members are only given general admission seats, four Free the Children officers, senior Meghna Chakraborty, juniors Shreya Sheel and Gwyneth Hunger and sophomore Megana Saripella will be sitting in volunteering seats. They will be part of a group called the crowd-pumpers, essentially helping to run the event.

“I’m really excited to meet the people that are involved in the same organization and be able to celebrate what the club does with them,” Saripella said.

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