Tilford third graders receive dictionaries from Kiwanis Club

 Third-grade students at Tilford Elementary were given a treat Thursday morning as representatives from both Vinton and Hiawatha chapters of the Kiwanis Club donated dictionaries to each student.

The decision to donate dictionaries to third graders was based on the results of a study in which it was determined that the strongest predictor of incarceration is third grade literacy. Among the many stops to donate books was Shellsburg Elementary in Shellsburg.