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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve KrauseSteve Krause is the Item’s writer-at-large. He joined paper in 1979 as a copy editor and later created a music column, called Midnight Ramblings, which ran through 1985. After leaving the paper for a year, he returned in 1988 as a reporter and editor in sports. He became sports editor in 1998; and was named writer-at-large in 2018.
Krause won awards for writing in 1985 from United Press International; in 2001 from the Associated Press; and again in 2020 from the New England Newspaper & Press Association. He is a member of the Harry Agganis Foundation Hall of Fame, a past winner of the Moynihan Lumber Scholar-Athlete Community Service Award, and was the 2012 recipient of the Jack Grinold Media Award for MasterSports, an organization that conducts high school and college coaches’ clinics. He lives in Lynn, is active on Facebook, and can be found on Twitter @itemkrause.