Children in classrooms without literature collections read 50% less than children in classrooms with such collections.
Source(s): International Reading Association


November 07, 2017

Nolan Gromacki, a senior on the baseball team at the University of Missouri, is our student-athlete of the week. This aspiring mechanical engineer is extremely successful on the baseball diamond and a leader in his community. In the 2017 season, Nolan did not allow a run in 16 out of his 22 appearances on the mound and posted a 4.43 ERA. As it relates to his commitment in paying it forward, it’s hard to find someone who embraces this mentality better than our student-athlete of the week. Nolan was named to the SEC Community Service team for the second consecutive season. He was awarded this honor for his inspirational efforts by participating in many service opportunities, including The Second and Seven Foundation.

Nolan shares, “Being the son of a reading teacher, I grew up with a book in my hand at all times when I found relief from school or sports. Now using my platform as a student-athlete to foster a love for reading with local kids is an amazing opportunity to give back and 2nd & 7 never fails to bring a smile to my face and provide lasting memories.”