Teacher Maria Gomez helps students find the second of two words, important. In the background, Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell assists other students. When she relayed her sample sentence, Ezzell told the students that each and every one of them were important. (Jessica Palmer Photo)
Tuesday was Dictionary Day for Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur students, with the Chaves County Republican Women and Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-58). The program for distributing dictionaries to third-grade students started in 2003.
Elaine Nibert, literacy chairman, explained that the group ordered between 70 to 80 books for Dexter, 35 for Hagerman and 12 for Lake Arthur. The books are supplied by the Dictionary Project, located in Login to read more