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Students receive the gift of words

The AT&T Georgia Pioneers is handing out more than 1,300 dictionaries to support literacy in our state. Every 3rd grader in the Dougherty county school system will get one.

"There's so many kids that can only read words, but they can't understand words. They depend on computers they depend on other things, and they don't really look up the meaning of words,' said AT&T Georgia Pioneers Events Coordinator Freda Dudley.

Each school will pick up their copies at the Isabella Cafeteria on Cason Road. The Georgia Pioneers are active and retired BellSouth and AT&T employees who do volunteer work to help the community.

This is the fifth year of the dictionary program. Their goal is get a dictionary in the hands of every third grader in Georgia.

 

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