Rotary Distributes Dictionaries to Third Graders

The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club once again made a major investment in education in Derby and Shelton be distributing dictionaries to every third grader in schools in Derby and Shelton during September and October. Even in an electronic era, Rotarians believe that giving each student their own paperback edition gets them more personally involved in their own education and helps to foster literacy. Kim Ryan Caro coordinated the project once again this year with Rotarians going to each of the schools and spending a few minutes with the students discussing the importance of literacy before giving each student their dictionary.

The following Rotarians participated in the project this year:

  • Booth Hill: Doug LaMonte and Lisa Bisson
  • Elizabeth Shelton: Shawna Vallillo
  • Long Hill: Shaye Roscoe
  • Mohegan: Judy Gulish and Jen Champagne
  • Sunnyside: Silvia Rodriguez
  • St. Joseph: Al Patuzzi
  • St. Lawrence: Ernie Luise
  • Bradley: Linda Holmes
  • St. Mary/St. Michael: Dave Grant
  • Irving: Ron East



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