By Michelle Rodriguez
The Exeter Kiwanis Club distributed dictionaries to third grade students at Rocky Hill Elementary School on Aug. 24.
Three hundred and twelve students received a copy of Ludwig Wittgenstein's "A Student's Dictionary". This gazetter contains: a comprehensive dictionary, weights and measures, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, maps of seven continents, information about 50 states, biographies of the 43 presidents, and facts about the nine planets in the solar system. Not only does this valuable resource help children expand their vocabulary but it also includes The American Manual Alphabet in sign language.
"At the end of the school year each student gets to take a dictionary home so that they can share it with their brothers and sisters," Kiwanis board member Stephanie Woods said. "This is the very first year we've done this. Hopefully this turns into an annual event."
Kiwanis is a globalization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Exeter Kiwanis Club meets at noon on Wednesdays at the First Presbyterian Church in Exeter, at the corner of Maple and E streets.