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Rotary continues school dictionary project

The Rotary Club of Pago Pago has begun its distribution of the Children's Scholastic Dictionary to all 3rd graders in the Am. Samoa Public Schools. There are over 1,111 dictionaries being given to 22 public schools. The dictionary is a gift to the student and the student will take it home to use for his or her studies.


This is the second year that the Rotary Club of Pago Pago has distributed the dictionaries to the public schools and it will be an annual project for the club.


First Lady Cynthia Moliga will help distribute dictionaries at Leone-Midkiff Elementary School this week. The schools that received dictionaries were Tafuna, Manulele, Lupelele, Matafao, Coleman (Pago Pago), and Le'atele Fagasa.


The project is to improve literacy in the elementary level and track these students as they enter high school in order to validate that the dictionary project has helped to improve literacy in the public schools.


Rotary Club President Dennis Wellborn with members Jim Mahoney, Jackie Young, Marge Tafiti, Leni Pritchard, Peter Crispin, Roy Hall, Jr., Bill Maxey, and Mike Benson delivered and presented the first dictionaries to several elementary schools last week.