Copperas Cove Rotary Club members Thomas Pursel and Norm Mitchell hand out dictionaries to Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School third-graders. The club ensures every third-grader in the the Copperas Cove Independent School District receives a new dictionary each year.

The Copperas Cove Rotary Club distributes more than 1,000 dictionaries to CCISD third-graders annually. The object of the International Rotary Dictionary Project is to provide third-grade students a personal dictionary of their very own that will serve them at least through elementary and middle school.

Many educators and researchers see this as a key to better reading, speech, and writing and improved student performance in other subjects as well.