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Literacy group honors graduates
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Reading Education Association of Dawson County honored GED graduates July 14 with a reception at the Adult Learning Center.


Organizers honored 93 graduates at the event, which was put on by the local nonprofit organization.


Sandy Lipkowitz, executive director, said the ceremony “went very well.”


Scholarships from READ, the Dawson County Woman’s Club and the Lions Club were given out to four students.


A computer was also given to a student.


“We are all about improving literacy in Dawson County,” Lipkowitz said. The organization works with elementary, middle and high school students “to try and encourage them to stay in school.”


Members also provide a dictionary to all local third graders and a thesaurus to eighth graders in Dawson County.


In addition, READ awards a $1,000 scholarship every year to a graduating high school senior who plans to go on to college.


The organization is volunteer-based, and board members are always on the look out for help with the many programs in Dawson County.


READ also gives assistance to those in need of help paying for GED exams.