Dublin Coffman High School has been named a Global Literacy Champion for the fifth consecutive year.

Dublin Coffman High School has been named a Global Literacy Champion for the fifth consecutive year.

The school this year collected 1,000 books to ship to Africa to start a library at the Ebholi Methodist Primary School in Swaziland.

Students also had to raise $500 to ship the books to Africa.

"Since each book drive is paired with an African community, we take special pride in making a difference to the people and students in that particular village and school," said Melanie Hitsman, coordinator of one of the groups that helped collect books.

"We are confident our book drive helps raise awareness of the benefits of reading and how we can help others across the world who lack access to books."

The book and money collection were run by Coffman's International Baccalaureate Diploma CAS program, student government, National Honor Society and Freshman Houses.