Business owner donates dictionaries to third graders
Gregory Drummond, owner of Beechwood Title Agency, Inc. in Summit and a member of the Summit Rotary Club, has, each year for the past six years, donated dictionaries to the students of the Summit Schools through The Dictionary Project.
This year, Drummond donated dictionaries to every third grader in Summit’s five elementary schools. He visited Washington School May 23 to meet with some third graders and to kick off this year’s dictionary distribution.
“In today’s world of video games and online dictionary sites, I feel it is important that each student receive a reference dictionary that they can use at home and in the classroom,” Drummond said.
During Drummond’s visit to Washington School he asked the third graders what they liked about the dictionaries they received. A favorite among the students was the last page of “A Student’s Dictionary,” which features one of the longest word in the English language: more than 1,900 letters! Almost 15 million dictionaries have been donated to children in schools across the nation through The Dictionary Project.