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PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT, GO LUNCH! PROGRAM

August 12, 2019

During the summer months, school is on hiatus. A break in regularly scheduled classes means that many children around Columbus no longer receive the food that schools normally provide. Along with food insecurity, the gap between classes means summer learning loss, also known as the “summer slide.” Over the summer, children who don’t frequently read can lose over a month of academic progress from the previous year. Although it seems daunting, fighting the summer slide is easy, fun and engaging.

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EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT, PRINCIPAL EMMA CORBIN

July 23, 2019

Principal Emma Corbin, of the Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School, is a close friend of 2nd & 7 and a champion of educating youth and increasing childhood literacy. Emma began her education career on Chicago’s West Side, teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grade before becoming a literacy coach and third-grade teacher. Emma moved to Columbus in 2008 and started teaching the fourth grade.

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COACH SPOTLIGHT, BRUCE WARD

June 25, 2019

As our 20th annual 2nd & 7 football camp is under way, we want to recognize a member of our huddle that plays a huge role in our foundation in the classrooms and on the field. Bruce Ward is approaching his sixth season Gahanna Lincoln High School’s head football coach, and we are excited to have Coach Ward back for his fifth year as the 2nd & 7 football camp director.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT, REED MCGRAW

June 06, 2019

Reed McGraw swam for four years on the Ohio State Swim Team and graduated from Ohio State this past May, earning a degree in biomedical engineering. In addition to receiving summa cum laude distinction, Reed was recognized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering as the most outstanding graduate in the program.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: CHELSEA ZUGARO

April 30, 2019

Our Student-Athlete of the Week is Chelsey Zugaro! Chelsey recently completed her 2nd year of being the chapter leader for the Kings High School reading program. She added extra excitement for her chapter's 2.7 Day Celebration by partnering with Coaching for Literacy. In addition to receiving a new Hog Mollie book on that day, young readers in Chelsey's school district were given a green Coaching for Literacy wristband. 

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