Norwood’s “O Team” Recognized by Board of Ed

Norwood’s “O Team” Recognized by Board of Ed photo
At its Oct. 26 business meeting, the district's Board of Education recognized students from Norwood Avenue Elementary School who attended the We Day U.N. leadership conference in New York City in late September.

Fourteen current Norwood students, as well as four recent graduates of Norwood Avenue who now attend Northport Middle School, were chosen to attend based on their involvement in the school’s O Ambassador club, an organization dedicated to understanding various social issues and making a difference in the world. School counselor Nicole Barbier nominated the students to attend.

The We Day U.N. leadership conference is an inspirational event geared at empowering the youth of the world to focus on social issues and harness the power of community. At this year’s conference, students heard from powerful leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, actress Whoopi Goldberg, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton and President of the Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. More than 6,000 students from across the tri-state area attended the conference.

“It was an honor for Norwood students to attend the leadership conference,” said Principal Michael Genovese. “Time and time again our students have demonstrated that they understand social issues and are committed to making a difference. The real results our students see through their efforts reinforce their belief that a better world is within reach and that they are the key to creating change.”

The students who attended were: Molly Ahearne, Benjamin Bunch, Mairead Carroll, Lillian Clements, Patrick Clements, Sedona Conforti, Christian Darrigo, Brendan Fenlon, Haiden Forster, Masen Forster, Wyatt Fredericks, Harrison Kuhn, Glenn May, Spencer Murphy, Ava Olsen, Liam Prasad, Jack Sandin and Finn Tyrer.