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STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: BROOKE LITTLE, GRACE FRYE & BROOKLYN MILLER

April 16, 2019

We are thrilled to feature three Olentangy Orange High School Seniors as our Student-Athletes of the Week! Brooke Little, Grace Frye and Brooklynn Miller have been actively involved with The 2nd & 7 Foundation outreach in their Ohio community for four years. While visiting second grade students five times each school year, Brooke, Grace and Brooklynn exemplify the pay it forward spirit of our program! These positive role models are involved in various sports: Brooke in volleyball, Grace in track and cross country and Brooklynn in soccer and swimming. While they are not teammates on the field, they share a common enthusiasm towards the second grade students that they visit. Some of their favorite aspects of the program include: "seeing the excitement the kids have when they receive their books", "talking to the second graders after we finish each book because they are so eager to answer our questions and discuss them" and "seeing how excited the kids are when we walk in the door". Thanks to the efforts of Brooke, Grace & Brooklynn and the other Olentangy Orange student-athlete role models, over 1,100 free books will be distributed through their program this year. Congratulations, Brooke, Grace and Brooklynn! We wish you the best of luck in your endeavors after high school!

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, ANTHONY SCIARRONI

March 11, 2019

We are excited to feature Athony Sciarroni as our Student-Athlete of the Week! Anthony is a senior at St. Francis DeSales High School and is a member of the varsity football and basketball teams. Anthony is part of the Read with a Stallion Program, where student-athletes from St. Francis DeSales HIgh School in Columbus visit neighboring St. Anthony School to share the importance of reading. Anthony shares, "I love reading to the younger students and giving back to my community." We admire Anthony's commitment to making a difference!

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, GRACE BUTCHER

March 04, 2019

Congratulations to Grace Butcher, our Student-Athlete of the Week. Grace is a Junior at Olentangy Berlin High School in Columbus and is a member of the swim team. Grace finished her varsity swim season 6th in the state of Ohio in the the 100 meter breast stroke. Grace was nominated by her school as, "she is an amazing athlete, but an even better person". She is known for her great work ethic, dedication as a student and commitment to paying it forward. We are so proud to have Grace in our huddle!

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, HEIDI MARSHALL

February 26, 2019

Heidi Marshall is our Student-Athlete of the Week. As a Softball player at Tiffin University, she understands the importance of using her platform to pay it forward. Heidi shares what she appreciates most about her volunteer experience, "I enjoyed visiting the elementary school that I attended in my hometown district. The students were eager and excited to receive the book. 2nd & 7 Foundation gives the students an opportunity to get excited about reading and learning some life lessons."

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FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, JESSICA GIANNUZZI

February 18, 2019

Jessica Giannuzzi, former Ohio State student-athlete on the Synchronized Swimming team who studied Arts Management and Business, is a dear friend of the 2nd & 7 Foundation with a story we simply have to share.

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