Farmington Grange 12 presented new dictionaries on Jan. 25 to every student in the five, third-grade classes at Cascade Brook School. This is the 12th year that the Grange has donated dictionaries to SAD 9 students.

For several years the Grangers traveled to the three schools in the district to donate the dictionaries to all SAD 9 third-graders. Wilson Grange 321 has taken over the donations to the students at Wilton Academy, with Millstream Grange 574 of Vienna at Cape Cod Hill School.

Representing the Grange this year were Marion and Stephen Scharoun, and Jo Josephson, who conducted a presentation held in conjunction with The Dictionary Project. This national nonprofit supplies the books at a modest price with the goal that all third-graders in the country should own their own dictionaries to become better readers and writers.

The Grange members spent time with the students exploring the encyclopedic sections of the book and asked students to look up the word “perseverance,” an important word in the Grange.

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