On Monday, March 12 the students in Sam Conkling’s third-grade class were visited by representatives from Harmony Grange No. 99.
Vicki Hussman and Elizabeth Cotsibas came to the school to present each third grader with a gift of a dictionary as part of the Dictionary Project being held by granges throughout the state.
The New Hampshire Project originated with the Pemigewasset Valley Grange and is supported by many local Granges.
Throughout the years the Grange has donated hundreds of dictionaries to many schools in the local area including Tilton, Belmont and New Hampton.
Private schools are also among their recipients. The Dictionary Project has expanded to include all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, nine Canadian provinces, and more than 15 other countries around the world.
Harmony Grange #99 purchases the dictionaries by holding fundraisers. By giving the gift of a dictionary to every third grader, the Grange hopes to promote literacy through reading and further promote a successful educational experience for all children.
To date, more than 17 million dictionaries have been distributed with close to 2.5 million in 2011 alone to students.
Sant Bani School is an independent kindergarten through 12th grade day school located in Sanbornton.
For information call 934- 4240 or visit the school’s website at www.santbani.org.