Owen Clarke was a senior at PVRS who died suddenly on March 2, 2007. Owen was challenged with Autism and had difficulty communicating and navigating the social world. He was a lifelong resident of Northfield, attending the Giving Tree preschool, Northfield Elementary School and Pioneer Valley Regional School. Since 7th grade at PVRS he participated on all the track teams, cross country, indoor track and track and field. He was an active member of the Northfield community participating in recreation programs, his church youth group and volunteering at both the PVRS and town libraries. He loved nature and was most comfortable outdoors, at Perry Pond, hiking Mt Craig, exploring the river and streams and swinging at NES or the West Northfield playground.