October 20, 2022 (Bluefield, WV): Mountain Valley Elementary School had some special visitors bringing very special gifts for 3rd graders. Concord University, Bluefield State University and Rotary Clubs of Bluefield and Princeton donated a dictionary to every 3rd grade student in Mercer County as part of the Dictionary Project, something they have participated in for over a decade.
Those in attendance were Concord University President, Dr. Kendra Boggess; Bluefield State University's Assistant Director of Student Activities, Jake Laney; Bluefield Rotary member, Zach Luttrell; Princeton Rotary member, Rick Allen; Mountain Valley's Principal, Ms. Teresa Guill; and Concord University's mascot, ROAR. Mercer County Schools' Dr. Ashley Vaughn emceed the event, and 3rd grade students Emberly Bailey and Evangeline Mitchell accepted the dictionaries on behalf of all 3rd graders in Mercer County. The third graders performed "The Addams Family" song directed by Ms. Jordan Stadvec.