Saturday, October 09, 2010

Rotary Club Donates Dictionaries to Third Graders

Third graders at North Fayette Elementary cannot wait to start looking at the pages of their brand new dictionaries. Pictured (L-R) are Arnold Campbell, Jordun Green, C.J. Okpala, and Kennedy Neely.

Receiving their own personal Webster Dictionary was as exciting as getting a million dollars for third grade students across the county.

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, all 1,426 third graders in the Fayette County Public School System received their own personal dictionary as part of the club’s Dictionary Project aimed at helping students become better readers, writers and learners. The organization has handed out dictionaries to the county’s third graders for a number of years.

“I have had high school students tell me that they still use the dictionaries they received in third grade. I’ve even heard about a college student who is still using his,” says Rotary member Karen Stephens, community services director-new generations.

Students are receiving their new Webster dictionaries just in time for Dictionary Day, October 16, in honor of Noah Webster, the father of the American Dictionary. He was born on October 16, 1758.

The Fayette County Public School System thanks the Rotary Club of Peachtree City for all they do to support the county’s schools, and encourages students and their parents to celebrate Dictionary Day by cracking open their new dictionaries and learning some new words together.


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