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Tongue River Elementary School principal Annie Griffin gives a backpack to Alyssa Spillers during kindergarten screening day at TRE.

RANCHESTER — During a drive back from visiting family in Colorado over winter break, Annie Griffin pondered ways to encourage young children to read.

Griffin, the Tongue River Elementary principal, mulled possibilities over with her husband who teaches at Tongue River Middle School. After several discussions with staff members, she ultimately decided to move forward with a new program called Project GIFT.


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