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Spotsylvania Middle receives $4,000 grant for reading

Spotsylvania Middle School has been awarded a $4,000 Youth Literacy Grant from Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation, the foundation announced this week.

The grant that will be used to help students improve their reading skills through the new Read 180 Scholastic Reading program, the school announced.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Spotsylvania Middle School,” Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “The Youth Literacy grants are awarded annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support.”

More than $2 million in grants were awarded in August to 564 schools, libraries, community groups and non-profit organizations, according to Dollar General spokeswoman Emily Weiss.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was formed in 1993 to support literacy and education for families and adults.