By: Gabriel Hinton

Our Liberty Center Second and Seven team recently went into the second grade classrooms to perform their Valentine’s session. Second and Seven is a program in which high school student-athletes read to second graders. The team consists of Emma Bowers, Josie Keller, Olivia Leatherman, Brad Tonjes, Kamren Kern and Gabriel Hinton. The last session that they had, they presented the second graders with a Christmas reading challenge. The second graders would finish fifth in the statewide challenge. For their Valentine’s session, they talked with the second graders about always trying their best. Second and Seven has performed three times now this year. Other topics they have talked about include practice, persistence, patience and being kind to others. The program is planning to do at least one more session with the students by the end of the year.