Published On: Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

Rotary Club Boca Raton Sunrise Awards Essay Winners

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The Dictionary Project began in 1992 when Annie Plummer of Savannah, Georgia, gave 50 dictionaries to children who attended a school close to her home.Since its, over 18 million children have received dictionaries because thousands of people saw the same need in communities all over the United States. Rotary Clubs around the United States adopted the program and the District 6930 is one of those districts that encourage clubs to engage in this idea.

The six Rotary Clubs in Boca Raton, deliver the dictionaries for 3rd grade schools. Each one of this clubs added their one flavor in their projects.

In 2012, Anglica Blackle, from the Rotary Club Boca Raton West, had an idea that was immediately approved by club president Marcos Dombrowski and his board: Have a Essay Contest. Since than this has been growing tremendously and this year the winner of the project with a huge party at South County park as showed in the 262nd edition of The Boca Raton Tribune.

This year, another local Rotary Club decided to follow Mrs Blackley idea.

On February 24th the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise held its first Essay contest awards dinner on  at the downtown Boca Public Library.  Each Rotary Club in Boca Raton is assigned for couple schools  and the Rotary Club Boca Raton Sunrise  distributes dictionaries  to 3rd grade students attending Hammock Pointe, Sandpiper Shores and Whispering Pines elementary schools.  This year they included the essay contest with the question being, “if you had a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it to be a gift to the world”. They received over 300 essay and  21 students were selected   Each student was recognized with a credential and certificate with one winner from each school winning a Kindle for the grand prize.  The teacher of the winning student received a $100 office depot gift card as well.

Over 100 people attended as students, parents, teachers and Rotarians enjoyed hot dogs, chicken tenders, mac n cheese and cookies for dessert catered by City-Eatz located in the Festival Flea market in Pompano Beach.  During the festive meal videos were shown to educate parents and students alike about Rotary’s international reach and contribution to improve lives around the globe.  If you want more information about the Rotary Club Boca Raton Sunrise contact rotarybocasunrise.org

 

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