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William and Mary Digest Sept. 19

William and Mary Digest Sept. 19

Freshman recognized for efforts in Ghana

An online publication called HerCampus recognized a William and Mary freshman for her work abroad. Samantha Boateng spent last summer in Ghana working with Read 2 Lead, which she created in an attempt to help students find books easier in her native country.

Boateng's mother taught a class in Northern Virginia to kids who did not have much access to books. Recognizing that many children have the same issue in Ghana, the situation inspired Boateng to help where she could.

"I love reading so much, so I wanted to at least collect a few books to send over," she said.

Collecting books and money stateside...