Shavers Creek Grangers present dictionaries to area third graders

 Shavers Creek Grangers Linda Weko and Betty Grove recently visited the Juniata Valley and Jackson-Miller elementary schools to present a dictionary to each third grade student.

By doing this, members hope to have a positive impact on education in Huntingdon County and empower children to become skillful communicators and resourceful learners. Today`s children face many challenges, and the Shavers Creek Grangers hope they are prepared to be strong, productive citizens, who can succeed and grow and solve problems in a rapidly changing world. A dictionary may be a small thing, but it is a powerful tool to help with learning.

The 62 Juniata Valley students and 11 Jackson-Miller Elementary students were delighted to receive a dictionary of their very own and were encouraged to use it every day, as it will help them to do their very best in school as they learn new words and how to use them. Communication in the key to learning and the dictionary was written to help people use words to share thoughts and articulate feelings so that everyone can share them with other people.

Weko and Grove told the students that to succeed in school and in life, they must be able to use the English language effectively. They told the students that they simply cannot learn all they need to know without being able to understand the words they hear and read, and without knowing how to use the right words to convey their thoughts and ideas clearly. The dictionary is an essential tool for a quality education. Students cannot do their best work without a dictionary.

The Grange is a nonprofit, family-oriented organization dedicated to improving the quality of living through educational, social, legislative and community activity, advancing the cause of agriculture, developing leadership and acting as a spokesperson in public affairs and promoting family life through family-oriented activities.