Tangipahoa group presents Dictionary Project books _lowres

Photo provided by Sandra Madere -- Busy Bees President Sandra Madere, back left, and Busy Bees Literacy Chairwoman Terry Voight, back right, gather for a photo at Mater Dolorosa Elementary School in Independence with third-graders, front row from left, Brayden Hernandez, Gaven Truxillo, Kaylyn Jackson, Sarah Gandolfo, Savannah Canale, Adrianna Castillo, Clara Livingston; and back row, Riley Powell, Dane DiVittorio, Nicholas Trapen, Chase Langzettle, Emma Day, Mariah Wright, Luca Costa, Madison Franicevic, Zachary Langston and Brayden Santangelo. Not pictured are Ryan Alford and Drake Smith.

The Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community Busy Bees, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension Service, recently presented copies of the 2015 edition of the Dictionary Project’s dictionary to Karen Wilder’s third-grade class at Mater Dolorosa Elementary School in Independence.

The program began in 1995 in Charleston, South Carolina, as a way for each child to have his or her own personal reference book for school and home use.

Anyone interested in providing dictionaries to schools in Tangipahoa Parish not currently receiving dictionaries can contact the Extension Office in Amite at (985) 748-9381.

For information about the Dictionary Project, visit dictionaryproject.org.