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Sumner’s column in Sunday Finger Lakes Times

A guest column by Rachel Sumner '08 was featured in the Insight section of the Sunday, March 2 issue of the Finger Lakes Times.

In the column, Sumner discussed the lack of attention paid to adults who can't read — or can't read well — and ways to reduce the problem in the next generation.

A member of the Laurel Society and a Bonner Leader for Literacy at HWS, Sumner helped found the Colleges' First Book advisory board, which has donated more than 4,000 books to local organizations including America Reads, Jump Start, Head Start, the 21st Century Program, and Neighbors Night at St. Peter's Church.

Originally from Heath, Mass., she was co-organizer of the 2006 Day of Service and was named Student Leader of the Month for September 2007.

Read Don't forget the illiteracy problem.