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L-J students thank DAR chapter for newspaper program

Every week during the school year, the Gazette-Journal sends hundreds of copies to classrooms throughout Gloucester and Mathews. They are used as supports for study of English, math, current events, and other classes.

The Cricket Hill chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a longtime supporter of the Newspapers in Education program sponsored by the Gazette-Journal. The chapter’s help, along with that of other local organizations and businesses, pays for placement of the paper with interested teachers.

This year, the chapter received many thank-you letters from third graders at Lee-Jackson Elementary School in Mathews. The imaginative letters are the first the chapter has received directly from students, said Cricket Hill treasurer Judy Jay. In the direct way of students everywhere, these third graders told exactly why they like getting the Gazette-Journal:

“… if we didn’t have this then we wouldn’t know what woul...

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