Chambers Elementary School

Dictionaries were recently delivered to 3rd graders at Chambers Elementary School in Houston, Texas. Mary Sherwood, who helped coordinate the project at Chambers said, “Teachers and students were thrilled with the idea of the gift to each student, “you mean, this is MY book, that I can take home?” And as they left each class, after going through the book, pointing out all that...
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American Legion Post 308

Dictionary Project, Thank you for allowing us to participate in The Dictionary Project. We passed out over 80 Dictionaries on October 7th. The students, teachers and administrators loved the project. It was a fun day at Cedar Mountain Elementary. Sincerely, Ron Deming Commander Legion Post 308

Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Indiana

All third grade students in Bartholomew County, including homeschooled students, received a dictionary this year, thanks to funding provided by the Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, organizational support from the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning, and volunteers from BARTA (Bartholomew Retired Teachers Association) who presented the dictionaries to the students. BARTA members often go to their former schools and...
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Logan Grange # 109, Pennsylvania

The Logan Grange #109 in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania personally presented dictionaries to third grade students at Pleasant Gap Elementary School. Since 2005, members of the Logan Grange have delivered over 670 dictionaries to Pleasant Gap students. The Grange is a family fraternal organization that was organized in 1867 after the Civil War and is dedicated to the betterment of rural America through community service,...
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Rotary Club of Palestine, Texas

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Palestine, Texas, more than 600 dictionaries will be given to second grade students in the Palestine area. During the presentation of dictionaries, club members talk about word meanings and how to find them. They also read Rotary’s Four-Way Test, and help students look up words they may not be familiar with: truth, fair, goodwill and beneficial. Rotarian Hugh...
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In Memoriam: Clint Schroeder (1931 – 2020)

  We want to honor the life of Clint Schroeder who served on the board of directors of the Dictionary Project from 2012-2016 when he retired from public practice with Gray Plant and Moody in Minneapolis. He was one of the nation’s leading authorities on tax law and philanthropy. Clint was enthusiastic about the Dictionary Project from the start when he heard about it...
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Denville Rotary Club

Rotarians in Denville, NJ donated dictionaries to students at Riverview and Lakeview Elementary Schools. The club has participated in The Dictionary Project since 2004. In the past 15 years, they have donated 4,152 dictionaries to students where they live. We are grateful for their continued participation in the project, and their commitment to promoting literacy in their community.

American Legion Auxiliary Carl A Johnson Post # 2

Pictured Above: l-r: Secretary/Treasurer Pam McVeigh, Boys State Chairman Dave Wheeler, Children and Youth Chairman Theresa Wheeler, and Post Commander Don Fletcher   The American Legion Auxiliary Post #2 in Wyoming, MI, donated dictionaries to students in September. 76 third graders at Gladiola Elementary received copies of ‘A Student’s Dictionary.’ This is the first year the post has participated in The Dictionary Project. We...
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Mission Viejo Elks Lodge # 2444

The Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge in California is working on their 12th annual Dictionary Project. Past Exalted Ruler Hal Mattson shared how much the children enjoy the project every year: “These kids get so excited when they receive their books; they can’t wait to dig into them.” Local parents have also expressed their appreciation for the program; one parent said “Out children...
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