The nationwide third-grade Dictionary Project is continuing at the Panther Valley Elementary School in Nesquehoning, as 152 third graders received dictionaries from Francis X. Koomar and William Gardiner. This is the seventh year that the presentations have been made. Each third grader will put his or her name on the inside cover and will continue using it throughout their young school years.
Since the project started, over 8,286,076 children have received a dictionary thanks to the generosity of sponsors throughout the world. The goal of the Dictionary Project is to improve the reading ability and comprehension of all children everywhere.
Gardiner said, `We will support the Dictionary Project in future years. The third graders` smiles when they receive their dictionaries are worth a million dollars.`