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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, JOHN EVIN

December 17, 2018

Congratulations to John Evin, our Student-Athlete of the Week! John is a junior at Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio, and is a member of the football and track teams. He has been serving as a volunteer with The 2nd & 7 Foundation for two years. John shares what he enjoys most about his role, "seeing the appreciation on the kids' faces as they get the book that we are reading to them makes my day. They get huge smiles on their faces when they realize that the 'big kids' can relate to them. I am just thankful to The 2nd & 7 Foundation for giving me this opportunity to pay it forward."

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, WESTON DIBLASI

December 10, 2018

Weston Diblasi is our Student-Athlete of the Week! This University of Missouri freshman is a member of the Wrestling team and is majoring in Secondary Education. He is an active volunteer with our literacy outreach efforts in the Columbia, Missouri area. Weston's favorite aspect of serving as a volunteer is "just getting to truly interact with the kids. Getting to see their smiles and hear their laughs really brightens my day. I just hope I do the same for them."

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, NINI WAGNER

December 03, 2018

Nini Wagner is our Student-Athlete of the Week! Nini is a junior at Tiffin University and plays on the Women's Lacrosse team. We love Nini's enthusiasm for visiting young readers during her two years of involvement with The 2nd & 7 Foundation's outreach. Her favorite moments involve, "being able to interact with the kids and seeing how excited they are when they get to keep the books. It is great to hear them talk about how they're going to go home and read to their families!"

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, MADISON SALYER

November 26, 2018

Madison Salyer is our Student-Athlete of the Week! Madison is a Senior on the Women's Tennis team at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio. Madison partners with The 2nd & 7 Foundation as part of the St. Francis DeSales High School Read with a Stallion Program. Through this program, student-athletes from DeSales visit St. Anthony Parish School to read to the elementary students and to encourage them to value reading and education. Madison shares, "When I was a student at St. Anthony School it was instilled in me that serving my community and giving back was a way of life. As a Senior at St. Francis DeSales High School, that message has not changed. When I was approached about the Read with a Stallion Program that has partnered with 2nd & 7, I jumped at the chance to give back to a community that was so good to me. I love reading the Hog Mollies books and getting to know the students and I am honored to say that I am a part of these wonderful programs."

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STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, TATYANA CROWDER

November 19, 2018

Congratulations to Tatyana Crowder, our Student-Athlete of the Week! Tatyana is a first year graduate student at Liberty University. She studied social work during her undergraduate years and is pursuing graduate studies in public health. This Women's Basketball team member has been involved with The 2nd & 7 Foundation for one year. Tatyana shares that her favorite part of 2nd & 7 is, "Being able to use my platform as a student-athlete to see their personalities come out and the level of positive influence I can have on their day. Also, I love seeing their amazement in the college athlete lifestyle."

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