Vergennes Lions Club, Vermont
Recently, Vergennes Lions Club President, Yvonne Raphael, and Lion Larry Simino visited all schools in Vergennes and Ferrisburgh to distribute “A Student’s Dictionary” to all 62 third grade students. Teachers said they have seen significant educational growth from the students using these dictionaries. One fifth grade student, who has been using the dictionary the past two years said, “this is more than a dictionary, it has geography, history, math, and lots of other useful information in it.” The club has been giving the dictionaries to third graders since 2018 based on the recommendation of Brandon-Forestdale Lions member, Mary Shields, a teacher at Vergennes Union Elementary School. Thanks to the generosity of the Vergennes Lions, 240 students in Vergennes and Ferrisburgh have received a dictionary, an essential tool for a quality education.