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by Crystal Harpstreit
The Ledyard Rotary Club celebrated Noah Webster’s 251st birthday, Friday October, 16, by giving copies of “A Student’s Dictionary” to the third-graders of Ledyard Center School (LCS). Webster is the author of the first American dictionary.
Rotary International’s goal is to “encourage literacy worldwide,” said Ted Nunes, Public Relations Officer, Ledyard Rotary Club.
During the assembly, Mary Fort Boyle, the school’s principal, let students show off their knowledge of Webster by asking them questions about the author.
The kids let out a collective, “wow” over the longest word, which took up the entire last page of “A Student’s Dictionary.” All three members of the Rotary Club in attendance were connected to Ledyard Center School by children or grandchildren who are students at LCS.