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Mississippi Elementary third grade students receive free dictionaries from community partners

A Student's Dictionary sitting on top of a desk with students sitting at desks in the background(01/13/2023) Each year, the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF) along with community partners Anoka, Coon Rapids and the Blaine/Ham Lake Rotary Clubs, the Ramsey and Dayton Lions Clubs, and Connexus Energy, donate dictionaries to every third grade student in the district. 

For more than 20 years, these organizations have provided roughly 2-4,000 dictionaries per school year to students across the district. 

The dictionary also includes an encyclopedia, braille and American Sign Language alphabets, as well as the longest English word and other fun features for students to discover.

On Dec. 16, Anoka-Hennepin School Board Director Kacy Deschene joined Coon Rapids Mayor Jerry Koch and Coon Rapids Rotary Club member Alan Hamel to distribute dictionaries to third grade students at Mississippi Elementary School. 

View photos from the dictionary give away on Dec. 16 at Mississippi.