32 U.S. college students chosen for new class of Rhodes Scholars
Sunday, December 9th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Thirty-two American college students have been selected as Rhodes Scholars, the scholarship trust announced Sunday.
The winners were selected by eight regional committees from among 925 applicants who were endorsed by 319 colleges and universities throughout the nation.
Rhodes Scholarships, created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, provide two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.
Among the winners was Kendra M. Young of Bigfork, Mont. Young is a senior at Grinnell College where she majors in biology. She has won research awards and grants for her work in biology and has worked as a paramedic in Bolivia and in a hospital in Costa Rica. She plays the violin and trombone and enjoys high-altitude hiking.
Harvard University placed five students, the most of any institution, on this year's list of winners. Harvard has 300 winners over the years, the most of any U.S. institution.
The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes Scholars for 2002, listed by district:
Sanjay Basu, Lisle, Ill., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert R. Porter, Belmont, Mass., Harvard University
Megan S. Steven, Chatham, N.Y., Dartmouth College
Rachel Walshe, Warwick, R.I., University of Rhode Island
David A. Kovara, Flemington, N.J., University of Delaware
Grace Yu, Kanagawa, Japan, Syracuse University
Zachariah R. Miller, Stoneboro, Pa., U.S. Military Academy
Shayna L. Strom, Penn Valley, Pa., Yale University
Oeindrila Dube, Washington, D.C., Stanford University
Emelia M. Spencer, Rockville, Md., U.S. Naval Academy
Alexis R. Blane, Charlotte, N.C., Duke University
Samuel W. Malone, Zebulon, N.C., Duke University
Rhett Martin, Atkins, Ark., University of Central Arkansas
P. Kamar Cheruvu, Tampa, Fla., Duke University
William B. Roper Jr., Rutledge, Ga., University of Georgia
Robert J. Smith, Stone Mountain, Ga., U.S. Military Academy
Andrew Park, Wheeling, Ill., Harvard University
Erica J. Watson, Henry, Ill., U.S. Military Academy
Anne Kafoure, Westerville, Ohio, Miami University
Zachary S. Morris, Rockford, Ill., Ripon College
Neil R. Brown, Saint Charles, Iowa, Harvard University
Katharine T. Buzicky, St. Paul, Minn., Princeton University
Christopher Elders, Kansas City, Mo., Morehouse College
Stephen E. Sachs, Clayton, Mo., Harvard University
Albert H. Cho, Tempe, Ariz., Harvard University
Mindy C. Hebert, New Iberia, La., Carnegie Mellon University
Kendra M. Young, Bigfork, Mont., Grinnell College
John C. Probasco, Rio Rancho, N.M. University of New Mexico
Lillian B. Pierce, Fallbrook, Calif., Princeton University
Sunita Puri, Los Angeles, Yale University
Nico I. Slate, Newberry Springs, Calif., Stanford University
Elizabeth Angell, Bainbridge Island, Wash., University of Washington