Concord University Participating In Annual Dictionary Project

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 24 2018


Sarah M. Pritchett

Concord University 

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405




ATHENS, W.Va. – Every Mercer County third grader will receive a new dictionary again this year thanks to the Dictionary Project. Students at Brushfork Elementary School in Bluefield will receive their copies of “Webster’s Dictionary for Students” during a ceremony at the school on Thursday, Nov. 1. The program begins at 1 p.m.


Providing a dictionary for the county’s third graders is an annual collaborative project between Concord University, Bluefield State College, Mercer County Schools and the Princeton and Bluefield Rotary Clubs conducted over the past 13 years in honor of Noah Webster’s birthday. Each year, the group selects a different school for the presentation ceremony.


The Dictionary Project, according to the nonprofit organization’s website, is an international effort working “to ensure that everyone will be able to enjoy the benefits of owning a dictionary.”


“The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary,” the website says. “The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come.”


Additional information about the Dictionary Project is available by visiting


For more information about the upcoming presentation of dictionaries to Mercer County students contact Chelsea Goins at or 304-384-5223.




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.