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Phone: 770.254.2736
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Email: dean.jackson@cowetaschools.org

October 25, 2017

Bonnell Aluminum donates over 1,600 dictionaries​ t​o Coweta 3rd graders

Newnan’s Bonnell Aluminum company is continuing a tradition of supporting student literacy that has spanned nearly a generation.

The Newnan company donated dictionaries to over 1,600 Coweta County third grade students this week. Bonnell employees visited all 19 Coweta County elementary schools throughout the county on Monday and Tuesday to personally deliver Merriam-Webster dictionaries to students. It is the 17th year the Newnan company has sponsored the county-wide donation.

On Monday, Bonnell employees Kimberly Womack and John Ali visited Atkinson Elementary School to deliver dictionaries to the classes of third grade teachers Katrina Wolff, Cindy Bowles and Leah England.

“How many of you like to read?” asked Womack, the Human Resources Director for Bonnell’s Newnan plant. All students in Mrs. Wolff’s class raised their hands. “This will help you learn,” she told them.

Superintendent Steve Barker, Atkinson Principal Latrina Gates and Curriculum Director Karen Barker accompanied Womack and Ali on their visits to Atkinson classrooms. Womack and Ali passed out the personalized red pocket dictionaries and led students in word games. Womack – a second generation engineer – also encouraged students to study science and math.

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Bonnell Aluminum continued a 17-year tradition of providing every third-grader in Coweta County with a new dictionary this week, handing out over 1,600 Merriam-Webster dictionaries in the county’s schools. Above, Bonnell Human Resources Director Kimberley Womack leads students in a word-finding game in Katrina Wolff’s class.

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Kimberly Womack and John Ali of Bonnell Aluminum visit Atkinson Elementary School third graders, above, to deliver dictionaries to the school’s third grade students. The company delivered dictionaries to over 1,600 students at all of Coweta County’s 19 elementary schools this week.​