Dictionaries donated by Darlington Rotary Club

Photo by Samantha Lyles

Photo by Samantha Lyles

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net

Darlington Rotary Club presented over 450 new student dictionaries to the Darlington County School district last week, keeping the club’s tradition of providing these useful reference guides to every third grader at Darlington, Lamar, and Society Hill public schools.

“It’s a very valuable tool for students as they read and think about vocabulary, and most especially when they write compositions. We just really appreciate Rotary making this donation,” said Jean Taylor, principal of St. John’s Elementary School.

Byard Stone of Darlington Rotary said this dictionary project is one of the club’s favorite youth support efforts, along with providing scholarships to area high school graduates through its annual charity auction. Internationally, Rotary is involved with the push to eradicate polio and provide clean drinking water to needy communities around the world.

Present at the Oct. 28 dictionary donation event were (front row, left to right) students Brianna Freeman and Faith Warfe of Brunson Dargan Elementary, Stanley Patterson and Celeste Windham of Spaulding Elementary, Joseph Winburn and Keanndra Dickey of Rosenwald Elementary, Jaquan Sawyer and Brianna Capers of Brockington Elementary, and Brittney Douglas and Caleb Byram of St. John’s Elementary; (back row, left to right) Brunson Dargan counselor Jennifer Green, Rosenwald principal Kim Mason, Byard Stone of Darlington Rotary Club, Brockington principal Stephanie Bridges, DCSD superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram, Spaulding teacher assistant Angela Hudson, and St. John’s principal Jean Taylor.

Author: Duane Childers

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