Local Hoops Hero Gives Back For Nevada Reading Week

HENDERSON, NV – Sequoia Holmes remembers Nevada Reading Week quite well. But, as she said Friday, “I never thought I’d be the reader.”

Yet there she was on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, reading to a group of young students, clad in Seuss regalia, from Nevada Connections Academy – an online charter school in Nevada of about 3,200 students across the state, most of which live in the Las Vegas Valley.

As part of Nevada Reading Week Holmes, a guard for the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, was the guest reader at the event at Silver Springs Rec Center in Henderson.

The North Las Vegas native starred on Mojave High School’s basketball team, then at UNLV, before continuing her career in the WNBA. When the Aces start the season in May she’ll have played high school, college, and professional basketball in her hometown.

Perhaps that’s why it meant so much to be in attendance Friday, celebrating Nevada Reading Week, this time as an adult.

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