HOUSTON (AP) – A DeSoto native is one of 32 students selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholars program that gives graduates an all-expenses-paid two years at Oxford University.READ MORE: Dallas ISD Inducts Its 4th Sports Hall of Fame Class
Twenty-one-year-old Harvard University student Nina Yancy says Saturday she was intrigued after talking to others who had participated in the program and visiting Oxford while interning at Britain’s House of Commons over the summer. But she says she did not think she would be selected and is still “shocked” and grateful.
Yancy plans to study comparative social policy and global health science when she goes to Oxford in October 2013. Ultimately, she hopes to work in Washington.READ MORE: Doug Dunbar Speaks One-On-One With Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker
Yancy, who lost her mother at a young age, called her father after getting the news. She says he walked out of a meeting so he could “scream.”
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