Pictured above: Two third-grade classrooms at St. James School pose with Rotarians Photo Credits: Geoffrey Naab, Rotary Club of Manchester The Rotary Club of Manchester, Connecticut, sent us pictures from their most recent Dictionary Day, where they visited St. James School and presented students with copies of ‘Webster’s Dictionary for Students.’ This year, Rotarians have visited 13 schools, ensuring that many more students have... Read More
Danville Junction Grange # 65 in Maine presented 360 third-graders with dictionaries this year. Member Glenys Ryder wrote that the students were “anxiously awaiting their ‘very own’ dictionaries!” She went on to say: “They have heard about these from older children, and their anticipation is great! As they open their dictionaries to find the sections on sign language, planets, presidents, and so much more, their faces radiate their... Read More
The Rutland South Rotary Club in Vermont sent us a lovely update! They were recently featured in a local paper, and passed the article along to us. It reads as follows: Rutland, VT: The Third Graders in Mrs. Hogan’s class at Clarendon Elementary School in North Clarendon, Vermont (pictured above) were thrilled to receive their brand new dictionaries. While browsing the pages they could learn... Read More
Members of the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain, Georgia, recently presented 1,200 refugees in nearby Clarkston with dictionaries. Rotarians were able to make this generous gift thanks to a Rotary District grant. Third graders received copies of A Student’s Dictionary in the hopes that their transition to the English language will be a smooth and easy one. Rotary Club President, Gillian Leggett, had this... Read More
Struthers Rotary Club recently continued its tradition of presenting dictionaries to third graders in their community. They visited two schools and gifted over 300 students with word power. The Rotarians have taken part in the Dictionary Project since 2004, and have presented 4,872 students with dictionaries and thesauruses in that time.
Joann Frasier Dasent, founder of Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories, Inc. (ROOTS), recently visited Anna B. Day School in Philadelphia, PA. While at the school, she visited two third grade classrooms, where she presented students with copies of ‘The Best Dictionary for Students’ and told them about the history behind the Dictionary Project. ROOTS first participated in the Dictionary Project in 2005. Since then,... Read More
The Gulf Breeze Key Club in Florida recently sent us an update on their annual dictionary project. “During the months of October and November 2017, the Gulf Breeze High School Key Club from Gulf Breeze, Florida, delivered 840 dictionaries to 11 local Elementary Schools. At each school our Key Club members went to every 3rd grade and handed each student their very own dictionary.... Read More
Every year the New Brighton Lions Club and the Mounds View Lions Club give dictionaries to 3rd graders in all 6 public and 2 parochial elementary schools in the Mounds View School District. The students always look forward to the Lions’ visit and ask questions about what what the Lions do and why they do what they do. Since partnering with The Dictionary Project... Read More
The Republican Women of Kerr County presented dictionaries to over 450 third grade students in 7 schools in Kerr County this year. Since partnering with The Dictionary Project in 2006, the club has given a dictionary to nearly 2,000 excited third graders.