"Right after the accident I decided to create
an award named after my son Ben Newman.
Ben was Learning Disabled and had a disorder called attention deficit.
He had a very high IQ but this disorder made learning more difficult. With
my moms and ex-wife Heather's help and a lot of hard work, Ben went from making Ds & Fs, to
being a National Honor Society Student. Ben was the only student Labeled LD that
received this Annual Award.
Thumper Newman and son Ben
The "Ben Newman Award" is given out annually and is designed
to honor one 8th grade student who is labeled LD.
We try to give the award to the LD student who has worked the hardest, not
necessarily making the best grades, but is given to the one who has made the most effort.
This award consists of a name plaque & a check for $500. The hope is the money
will be used to further their education, but may depend on the individual
need. If the student needs clothing for school or a computer, this award fund
would help fulfill that need. "
Children that you spit on, as they try to Change
there Worlds are immune to your consultation. They are
quite aware of what they are going through."