For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Contact: Susan Kraeger
Director of Development
The Good Hope School
170 Estate Whim
Frederiksted, VI 00840
340-772-0022, ext. 103
The Dictionary Project Comes to The Good Hope School
Thursday, October 28, 2010, was a special day for
Good Hope School Third Graders. Mrs. Moorhead
representing The Community Foundation of the
Virgin Islands Dictionary Project presented A Student’s
Dictionary and Gazetteer to each of the students in Mrs.
Karen Layton’s third grade class.
The dictionary is not just a comprehensive dictionary but includes biographies
of all the U.S. Presidents including President Obama, facts about the 50 states,
planets, and solar system, maps of the seven continents and other information
useful to students. It also includes the longest word in the English language
consisting of 1,909 letters! Mrs. Layton encouraged her students to put their
names on the book plate inside the front cover, and to take the dictionary
home with them as a resource to have at hand. The delighted third graders
eagerly thumbed through their dictionaries, successfully negotiated several
word searches, and gratefully applauded Mrs. Moorhead for presenting the
dictionaries to the class.
With the goal to improve the reading ability and comprehension of all children
everywhere, The Dictionary Project has distributed over 12 million dictionaries
to students since 1992. It is a permanent fund of The Community Foundation
of the Virgin Islands, and allows the foundation to give a dictionary to each
third grade student in the Virgin Islands annually.