Emmanuel Akosah '19
Emmanuel's high school experiences in his home city of Kumasi, Ghana influenced his decision to attend Dartmouth. As the president of the mathematics club, he introduced similar clubs in schools around the country, with the goal of opening people's minds to the opportunities that education presents.
Emmanuel is studying engineering and hopes to return to Ghana to work on industrial technology after graduation to set an example of entrepreneurship and hard work for the people of his country. "I worry that people my age in Ghana have a perception that things are not going well because of bad governance; rather, I believe it is because we have never had a system in place that allows for a culture of hard work to develop."
On being a King Scholar, Emmanuel says, "I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the program. Aside from already being exposed to a ton of resources and amazing people, I am inspired by all that Bob and Dottie [King] have accomplished."
Internships & Projects:
- College Application Seminar, Kumasi, Ghana
- Virtual reality computer science research, Hanover, NH