Norwood-Norfolk second grader recognized by assemblywoman for collecting donations
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:37 pm

Clark Hewitt, 7, a second grader at Norwood-Norfolk Central School, was recently presented a citation by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne. Front, Clark Hewitt. Back, from left, Jenne, Jonathan Hewitt and Tanya Hewitt.

NORFOLK -- A Norwood-Norfolk Central student was recognized for his efforts in collecting donations for the Snack Pack Program.

Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne presented Clark Hewitt, second grader at Norwood-Norfolk Central School, for his donation to the Norwood-Norfolk Snack Pack Program.

Hewitt collected donations for his school's Snack Pack program at his seventh birthday party rather than getting presents for himself.

A family discussion about his birthday party led to the decision to ask for donations to a charity rather than gifts for the second grader. He chose to have the donations go to the Norwood-Norfolk Snack Pack Program.

“I had my friends bring over snacks,” he told Assemblywoman Jenne. “This is the first time doing that.”

Assemblywoman Jenne, speaking in front of an audience that included many elementary-age students, said Clark's donation was a reminder of the positive steps kids can take in their own communities.

She said the holiday season provides an opportunity to make donations to programs ranging from angel trees and community food drives at schools to her own Books for Children's drive.