Third-graders get gift of words

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Washougal — Members of the Camas-Washougal Rotary spread the gift of words to students at Hathaway, Gause and Cape Horn-Skye elementary schools on Oct. 13 and 14, as they delivered dictionaries to third-graders. “The students love receiving their dictionaries and having that valuable resource to call their own,” said Gause third-grade teacher Jim Schroeder in a release from the district. “Not only does it help them with spelling and word meanings, but they also discover that there is much more in dictionaries than that, such as information about U.S. presidents, maps and other countries.” Rotarian Molly Coston said in the same release that organization members decided to hand out dictionaries in October to honor Noah Webster, born on Oct. 16, 1758, who was a founding father and dictionary publisher.