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CGTC's Rotarians Distribute Dictionaries to Bibb County Fifth-Graders

Dr. Ronald D. Natale, II, president of Central Georgia Technical College and CGTC Foundation Executive Director Tonya McClure were among the many members of the Rotary Clubs in Macon who distributed dictionaries to fifth-grade students on March 16.

Dr. Natale and Ms. McClure handed out dictionaries to students at Barden Elementary School.

The event was part of Macon Rotary Clubs' literacy project to provide a dictionary for every fifth-grade student enrolled in Bibb County Schools.

The dictionaries from Macon Rotary are a gift to students to use at school and at home for years to come. A team of three to five Rotary members commit to deliver the dictionaries to each school. These members personally give each student their dictionary, talk about the Rotary organization and emphasize the importance of using a dictionary to understand new words.

Several teachers, including Barden Elementary School’s principal, Dr. Jacqueline Jackson, welcomed the dictionaries and said they will be put to good use, especially as they prepare for the upcoming administration of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT).

The dictionary project is another way the Macon Rotary Clubs, as well as Central Georgia Technical College is making a valued contribution in the community.

About Central Georgia Technical College

A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 200 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties. More information about CGTC can be found at

Submitted by James M. Harvey, Jr.
March 16, 2009


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