A total of 30 dictionaries were distributed to 3rd graders in Logan, NM, on December 13th, 2011, by Tucumcari Elks Lodge #1172. Also handed out to all 3rd graders were Drug Awareness coloring books and book markers. On December 14, 19 dictionaries were distributed to third graders in San Jon Elementary School. A total of 93 dictionaries were distributed to third graders in Tucumcari
Elementary School on December 15th. Also on December 15, 53 dictionaries were given to third-grade students at Santa Rosa Elementary School, along with Elks Lodge Drug Awareness coloring books and book markers. Three dictionaries, along with Elks Lodge Drug Awareness coloring books and book markers, were donated to the third-grade students at the House, NM, Elementary School on January 17. The Elks put in many hours and drove 229 miles to complete this project for all 5 schools.
A Student’s Dictionary contains quite a bit of useful information. In addition to the dictionary, this version contains may useful sections pertinent to student education. Some examples would be the Table of Weights and Measures, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Maps of the Seven Continents, Information on the Fifty States, Biographies of the 44 U.S. Presidents, and facts about the Solar System, just to name a few. There are several other educational sections provided to help further the education of today’s youth.
The sole mission of the Dictionary Project is to distribute dictionaries to as many third graders as possible. By doing this they hope to help children throughout America discover the power of knowledge and words.