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Giving Back at Norwalk High School

Norwalk High School Week of Service highlights generosity

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Norwalk, CT | Added on December 19, 2013 At 01:11 PM

Reginald Roberts, Principal at Norwalk High School said, "For some reason, Norwalk High School students, that's just what they do. There's a history of giving back."

That generous spirit inspired Norwalk High School's first Week of Service.

Principal Roberts said, "It came about because we are having our [first] winter Pep Rally on Friday [December 20th] to honor the winter sports and we decided there are so many clubs here that do things for the community, why don't we honor them as well as the sports teams."

Senior Megan Viera said, "We thought it was important to highlight all the clubs that do things on a regular basis here at Norwalk High. Especially around the holidays, it's nice to give back and show everyone we care."

Throughout the week, students donated clothes, food and other items to be given to local organizations

Even after a snow day on Tuesday, senior Brody O'Brien said, "Everyone still got really involved. Being the first year, we didn't think as many people were going to get involved as much but we got like half the school which I think is good for the first year."

Students says they hope to continue the Week of Service for years to come.

Viera added, "I'd like to see more of an organization where more people get involved as much as possible, and we have more advertising for it so it's even more successful that it was this year."

O'Brien said, "Eventually we want to start something here at Norwalk High School where Week of Service happens every year and that eventually we can get to the point where everyone is involved and everyone is bringing in stuff."

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