Fourth grader honored for fundraising efforts

Fourth grader honored for fundraising efforts

Megan Zuccaro, Jayden Zuccaro, Principal Christine Flansburg and Superintendent Douglas Premo

The American Heart Association honored the top student fundraiser in the Mohawk Valley on Tuesday.

Jayden Zuccaro, a fourth grader at Glenfield Elementary School in Glenfield, raised $1,500 in the Kids Heart Challenge program. Since kindergarten, Jayden has raised more than $5,000 to help create a world of longer, healthier lives! Jayden was recognized during his school’s field days event.

The Kids Heart Challenge encourages heart-healthy behavior as students pledge to be more physically active, drink more water and do a good deed. Through the Kids Heart Challenge students learn healthy lifestyle habits for emotional and physical well-being and the value of community service by raising funds to help kids with special hearts.

The program is celebrating the Association’s 40th year working in schools