HALFWAY -- Turning the pages of her new dictionary, Shyann Winebrenner said she already knew a few words she wanted to find.
"Ice cream, recess and reading," the Hickory Elementary School third-grader said.
Shyann was one of about 30 third-graders at the school who received dictionaries Monday.
Every public and private school third-grader in Washington County will receive a dictionary from local Rotary clubs.
It is the fifth year dictionaries have been donated by the service club, said Melinda Golden, Rotary International Assistant Governor for District 7350 and past president of Hancock's Rotary club. District 7350 includes parts of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Five local Rotary clubs participated. They were Hagerstown, Hagerstown Sunrise, Hancock, Long Meadow and Williamsport.
The clubs have donated more than 10,000 dictionaries to students in five years.
"In this day and age of DVDs, video games and text messaging, it's very important that we put books in front of students, especially a dictionary," Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said.