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Students with Disabilities Win 2023 National Achievement Award For Outstanding Academic and Personal Accomplishments

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For Immediate Release:

May 23, 2023 - Princeton, NJ – Learning Ally, a national nonprofit working with U.S. schools and American families to improve equity and access to required textbooks and literature for students with print disabilities, has announced the winners of its 2023 National Achievement Awards. (NAA) 

Learning Ally is a leading literacy provider of accessible ‘human-read’ audiobooks and early literacy programs to accommodate eligible students in Pre-K to 12th grade. Accessible books enable students to study alongside their peers and achieve their highest academic potential through grade-level reading. 

Each year, Learning Ally recognizes a select group of high school and college-age students for exemplary academic achievement and personal growth in their classes and communities. 

Annual funding from generous donors and champions of literacy support the organization's development of innovative reading solutions for the classroom, professional learning and leadership programs to enrich educators' knowledge on reading best practices, and the ability to host teacher and student recognition programs.

This year’s student winners are: 

  • Allison Murphy, NY

  • Samuel Lombeh, TX

  • Skylar Adad, CA

  • Robert Welton, NJ

  • Ava Cocke, AL

  • Ylia Thumann, NJ

  • Jake Sporleder, CA

  • Tori Reese, CA

  • Katelyn Justice, KY