HAGERSTOWN - Hunter Morgan, 8, was flipping through the pages of his new dictionary seconds after receiving the gift.
He was on a mission.
He had to find the meaning of "neutron."
It wasn't to help with his third-grade science lessons at Winter Street Elementary School. Hunter was curious about the name of one of his favorite cartoon characters, Jimmy Neutron, who appears on "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron" on Nickelodeon.
"I already looked it up," Hunter said. "I was excited to find 'neutron.'"
He looked up the word in a new dictionary donated through a joint project among five Washington County Rotary clubs. The clubs purchased and will distribute about 2,000 new dictionaries to all third-graders in 31 Washington County public, private and parochial schools.
This is the second year area Rotary clubs donated the dictionaries.
On Monday morning, officials distributed the dictionaries to Winter Street Elementary students.
"Getting anything like that in the students' hands is important," Principal Matt Semler said.