Teen heads to India to make a difference
Nineteen-year-old Evanston resident Alexis Weston plans to travel the world and save lives one day. But for now, she’s started her journeys with a 16-hour flight to Wai, India, where she will put the final touches on a new library in August.
Weston, a 2010 Evanston High School graduate and sophomore at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, will spend 12 days in Wai finishing the library her school has fully funded for the city. Weston, along with 14 other volunteers, will also give reading and comprehension lessons to Wai students.
“It’s going to be a culture shock, a big culture shock,” Weston told the Herald. “I’ve lived in Evanston my entire life.”
She said her name has always been associated with community service.
“That’s what everyone knows me for,” she said.
Weston was the president of National Honor Society her senior year of high school, and continued her volunteer work through her first year of college.
For the complete article see the 08-09-2011 issue.