Almost 50% of Ohio's children live under the poverty level and receive free and/or reduced lunches.
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau


October 14, 2019

We are excited to feature Utica High School Volleyball and Basketball team member, Emily Londot, as our Student-Athlete of the Week! Emily was nominated by our reading program contact in Utica as, "she is a highly motivated student-athlete who gives 110% to everything that she does, including reading with our students. Her kindness lights up any room that she enters. We are very proud to call Emily a Redskin."


Emily has played on the USA Volleyball Youth National Team, is a 18U World Champion for Volleyball, a National Champion for club volleyball and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has committed to play volleyball for The Ohio State University. When not playing a sport, Emily enjoys photography. Emily shares, "The thing that I enjoy most about 2nd & 7 is getting to interact, meet and inspire the young people in our community."


We thank Emily for setting a positive example for young readers in Utica, Ohio!