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Rotary Club presents dictionaries to Lynn third-graders

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Julia F. Callahan School third-graders Sholanch Tejada, left, and Ashley Valle look through their donated dictionaries on Wednesday.

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Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler hands a dictionary to Julia F. Callahan third-grader Perla Vasquez, which was donated by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank on Wednesday.

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Julia F. Callahan School third-grade teacher Kaitlyn Wechsler, left, welcomed Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, Reading Cooperative Bank executive Tess Cunha, Rotary Club of Lynn president Ray Bastarache, and Principal Jim Kennison to her class to hand out dictionaries on Wednesday.

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Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler excitedly hands out dictionaries donated by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank to third-graders at Julia F. Callahan School in Lynn on Tuesday.

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Tess Cunha, an executive with Reading Cooperative Bank, Rotary Club of Lynn President Ray Bastarache, and Julia F. Callahan School Principal pass out donated dictionaries to Mr. Logue's third-grade class on Wednesday.

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Raphael Jean-Louis finds the longest word in the English language as he looks through the dictionary which was given to him by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank on Wednesday.

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Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler looks through a dictionary donated by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank with Julia F. Callahan School third-graders, from left, Juan Ramirez, Esmeraida Figueroa, and Alexander Yen on Wednesday.

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Sholanch Tejada smiles as she finds the longest word in the English language while looking through the dictionary that was given to her by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank on Wednesday.

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Deimi Mauricio and Raphael Jean-Louis, third-graders at the Julia F. Callahan School in Lynn, examine their new dictionaries which were donated by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank on Wednesday.

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Landen Bun, a third-grader at Julia F. Callahan School in Lynn, raises his hand after being the first to find the word "soar" in his new dictionary that was given to him by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank.

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Rotary Club of Lynn President Ray Bastarache looks through a dictionary with Deimi Mauricio at Julia F. Callahan School in Lynn on Wednesday. The Rotary Club partnered with Reading Cooperative Bank to give out dictionaries to 1,200 third-graders across Lynn.

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Logan Te flips through the dictionary that was given to him, and 1,200 other third-graders across the city by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank on Wednesday.

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Logan Te flips through the dictionary that was given to him, and 1,200 other third-graders across the city by the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank on Wednesday.

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Ashley Valle teaches herself how to spell her name in American Sign Language, which she learned in the dictionary that was given to her, and 1,200 other third-graders across Lynn, thanks to the Rotary Club of Lynn and Reading Cooperative Bank.

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LYNN — The Rotary Club of Lynn gave local third-graders a word or two to think about Wednesday. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say somewhere around 40,000…

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