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Emma Poole Receives "Read On, Ohio!" Award

Jessica Miller | Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Emma Poole, current Lutheran West junior, has been chosen by the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) as one of just four high school students in the state of Ohio to receive the "Read On, Ohio!" Award.

Mrs. Naim, Lutheran West librarian, nominated Emma for the award, saying in her nomination essay that Emma loves to 'talk books' and that she "embodies Margaret Fuller's quote, 'Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.'" Emma has been an active member of Lutheran West's Book Club for her three years thus far at West, and has done so while simultaneously serving on Student Council, taking a rigorous course load, and playing sports.

Nominated students were required to meet the following criteria to be considered:
  • Exhibit an enthusiasm for reading
  • Exhibit an enthusiasm for sharing books
  • Use books for a variety of purposes
  • Read independently on a voluntary basis
  • Uses the school library
A total of 16 students were selected for the award, with Ohio divided into four quadrants (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast) and one student from each quadrant selected in each of four grade level categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. A panel of school librarians made the selections based upon the nomination criteria and application essay submitted by an OELMA member. 

Emma and the other "Read On, Ohio!" Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony in Columbus next fall.  

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