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Rotary Club Distributes Dictionaries

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Robert C. Jones, past president of the Rotary Club of Fairfax, hands a dictionary to a third-grader at last year’s Eagle View Elementary School’s dictionary distribution ceremony, while Fairfax High School Principal Scott S. Brabrand looks on.

The Rotary Club of Fairfax is distributing approximately 800 free dictionaries to every third grader in six elementary schools in the Fairfax High School footprint, including Daniels Run Elementary School, Providence Elementary School, St. Leo’s Catholic School, Eagle View Elementary School, Fairfax Villa Elementary School and Willow Springs Elementary School. This is the third consecutive year that the club has run the Dictionary Literacy Program, which was started at the suggestion of Rotary member and Fairfax High School principal Scott S. Brabrand.

The Dictionary Distribution Program is funded 100 percent by the Rotary Club of Fairfax Educational Foundation, which organizes a number of fund raisers and seeks donations throughout the year. The Rotary Club of Fairfax Educational Foundation also sponsors and funds additional programs that include scholarships to Fairfax High School students attending Virginia state universities, community service awards to Fairfax High School students, Teacher of the Year awards to educators in any of the schools located in the City of Fairfax, Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships and many other local and community projects.